Twitter Circle: Tweeting to selected groups is possible worldwide

Twitter has made its Twitter Circle feature available worldwide. This makes it possible to send tweets only to a selected group of people, the Twitter Circle. As of today (August 3), everyone on Twitter can use the new function, according to Twitter. However, a short test in the editorial office showed that the function is apparently only gradually becoming available to all users.


Screenshot of a new tweet to the Twitter Circle

Screenshot of a new tweet to the Twitter Circle

Green above a new tweet says who it’s going to. If you tap on the button, you can change the target group and edit the circle.

If the feature is already activated for an account, it will appear as a pop-up when a new tweet is started. Users can then choose directly whether the tweet should go to everyone on Twitter or to their own Twitter Circle. You can edit this directly, add or remove people. Later, a new tweet’s target audience will be directly above it, in green next to the profile picture. If you tap on the button, you can choose who the next tweet should go to.


Screenshot of how to edit the Twitter Circle

Screenshot of how to edit the Twitter Circle

The Twitter Circle can be edited via a button. You will not be notified if you are added or removed.

If you are part of a Twitter Circle, you can recognize this by the corresponding green lettering under the respective tweet. This cannot be shared or retweeted. When you add or remove people from your circle, you don’t want them to be notified. You can add up to 150 people to your circle, according to the press release. Twitter provides more information on the Twitter Circle help page ready.


Screenshot of a tweet to the Twitter Circle

Screenshot of a tweet to the Twitter Circle

If you are part of a Twitter Circle, you can tell by a green mark under the tweets.

When the new feature was announced earlier this year, it still had the working title “Twitter Flock”. In May it then entered the test phase as a Twitter Circle. According to Twitter, it is one of the most requested features on the platform.


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