Twitter Circle: How is it similar to Instagram Close Friends feature? How it works?

Twitter Circle: How is it similar to Instagram Close Friends feature? How it works?
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Popular micro-blogging site Twitter has started rolling out a feature called the Twitter Circle to select users as the company has released an official statement about the same.

What started out a year ago as an “alternate timeline for trusted friends” is finally here.

As per the Twitter Saftey post, “some tweets are for everyone and others are just for people you’ve picked.”

“We are now testing Twitter Circle, which lets you add up to 150 people who can see your Tweets when you want to share with a smaller crowd.”

Twitter Circle: An Instagram Close Friends-like feature

Twitter Circle is more or less a clone of Instagram’s Close Friends feature, where you can select a few users who can see more of your personal stories.

Twitter says the Circle feature will be available to “some of you”.

Twitter Circle: How it works?

If you are one of those first lucky users to have this feature, then you must know how it works. Here you go:

-Add your people: You can select up to 150 to add to your Twitter Circle;

-Tweet to only them: Go ahead and share these thoughts. Only your circle can see and reply to them;

-Change things up anytime: If you want to edit your Twitter Circle, just do it. People are not notified when you remove them.

Twitter Circle
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After editing your list, users will see a green bubble when writing a tweet. They can choose whether it should be for only a few users or for everyone.

Circle’s tweets look different on the timeline, letting other users know that they are part of this selection. However, users can only like the tweet but cannot retweet it.

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