Twitter Circle is reportedly expanding to include more users. Your Circle members will be unable to retweet anything you post to it, but they will be able to screenshot and download your tweets.
Twitter began testing Circle with a small set of users earlier this month, and it now appears that it is beginning to roll out to additional users.
The feature is similar to Instagram’s Close Friends in that it allows users to send tweets to a small group of people rather than the entire Twitter community.
It is presently unknown how many people have access to Circle. Although it appears that more users are now seeing the feature appear when they begin typing a tweet, some users still claim not having access.
According to Twitter spokesman Joseph Nunez, it is still in testing. “We are still currently testing Twitter Circle with a group of people across iOS, Android and Web globally,” Nunez said. “The feature has not rolled out widely to everyone yet as we continue to gather feedback.”
Update your Twitter app or visit Twitter in a web browser to see if you have access to Twitter Circle. When you begin typing a tweet, you will notice a dropdown choice at the top that says Everyone.
You can confine your tweet to a certain audience by selecting Twitter Circle, or you can hit Edit to add or remove members from your Circle. If you add or remove users, Twitter will not tell them.
You can add up to 150 persons to your Circle, regardless of whether they follow you. Users in your Circle will see a note appended to Circle-only tweets (and vice versa), stating: “Only people in @[yourusernameTwitter ]’s Circle can see this tweet.”
Tweeting to your Circle is similar to having a private account, except it only limits access to specific tweets rather than your entire profile.
Your Circle members will be unable to retweet anything you post to it, but they will be able to screenshot and download your tweets. It’s also worth remembering that even if you’re tweeting to a limited audience, Twitter’s community guidelines still apply.
The platform’s new Circle feature will be useful for users who want to post more personal information without exposing it to the rest of Twitter.