Recently, Twitter added a new feature called Twitter Circle. The feature is quite similar to Instagram’s close friends and revamped status feature in WhatsApp, where you can share stories with a limited audience.
Oftentimes, you don’t want to share your tweet with everyone. You want to hide the tweet from specific people or allow only specific people to see it. Twitter now makes that possible with Twitter Circle. The feature allows you to choose to share your thoughts with a selected group of people. In this article, we are going to discuss what Twitter Circle is and how to use it.
What is Twitter Circle?
Simply put, a Twitter Circle is a closed network of people. Through this feature, you will be able to post tweets for a limited audience. You can add up to 150 members to your Twitter Circle. Plus, you also remove and add people to your Twitter Circle anytime. Twitter neither informs users when they are added and removed from Twitter Circle.
How to Use Twitter Circle?
In this section, we are going to discuss the curated steps on how to use Twitter on your mobile and PC.
How to Use Twitter Circle on Mobile?
Here is a step-by-step guide you can follow to create and edit your Twitter Circle.
Step 1: Firstly, open the Twitter app on your device.
Step 2: Next, tap on your profile picture in the top-left corner of Twitter’s home screen and choose Twitter Circle from the options.
Step 3: You would be redirected to the Edit your Twitter circle screen. For first-time users, you would see a few suggestions to add to your Twitter Circle. Now, Tap on the Recommended tab at the top. Search for people and hit the “Add” button to include them in your Twitter Circle.
Note: Alternatively, can also create Twitter Circle from the tweet compose screen. Tap on the floating (+) Add button at the bottom of the screen and select Tweet from the menu. Now tap on Public/Everyone at the top and press the Edit button next to Twitter Circle. Choose whom you want to add.
How to Send Tweets to Twitter Circle on Mobile?
Step 1: Launch the Twitter app on your mobile.
Step 2: Next, tap on the floating (+) Add button at the bottom, and from the menu, choose Tweet.
Step 3: Now, tap on Public or Everyone at the top and choose Twitter Circle.
Step 4: Type your thoughts and hit the Tweet button.
How to See and Edit Twitter Circle on Mobile?
In case you want to edit your Twitter Circle, follow these steps.
Step 1: Launch the application and in the top left corner tap on your profile picture then select Twitter Circle.
Step 2: You would see all the people you have included in your Twitter Circle. Remove them by clicking on the Remove button.
How to Create Twitter Circle on PC?
Step 1: Open Twitter and click on the More button in the left sidebar.
Step 2: Select Twitter Circle from the menu.
Step 3: Now, click on the Recommended tab and search for people whom you want to add. Click on the Add button right next to the people whom you want to include.
How to Send Tweets to Twitter Circle on PC?
Step 1: On Twitter’s homepage, you would see the Tweet Compose Box. Click on that and write your thoughts.
Step 2: Next, click on the Everyone drop-down box and select Twitter Circle.
Step 3: Type your thoughts and post them by clicking on the Tweet button.
How to See and Edit Twitter Circle on PC?
Step 1: Go to Twitter and click on the More button on the sidebar.
Step 2: Then, select Twitter.
Step 3: Now, you would see all the people in your Twitter Circle. Remove them accordingly using the Remove button.
Alternatively, use the Tweet Compose Box to edit your Twitter Circle. Click on the audience selector box and select Twitter Circle. Click on edit to manage your Twitter Circle.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does Twitter Circle work?
Twitter Circle allows you to tweet to a small subsection of your followers. You also have the option to edit it.
2. Can I add celebrities to my Twitter Circle?
You can add anyone to your Twitter Circle. Celebrities, family, long-lost friends, even if they don’t follow you. As long as their account is searchable, you can add them.
3. Do people get notifications when I add or remove them from my Twitter Circle?
No worries, Twitter will not notify them.
4. How do I know if I am in a Twitter Circle?
If any of your friends have created a Twitter Circle with or without you, then you would never know.
5. How protected tweets are different from Twitter Circle?
If your tweets are protected, only a fraction of people, and your followers can see your tweets. For that, you have to switch your account to private. Whereas, Twitter Circle allows you to share your opinions with specific people. So, a private account protects all your tweets, while you can edit Twitter Circle and add limited people to see your tweets.
How Are You Gonna Use Twitter Circle?
If you want to exclude a couple of people from viewing your tweets, then follow the above steps, and you’re good to go. You can also edit Twitter Circle anytime. We recommend that you first go to the Twitter Circle section and only allow limited people for more engagement.