Twitter Is Launching It’s ‘close Friends’ Feature Circle Globally – Techcrunch

By | 01/09/2022
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Wrexis


  • #1

(Information technology seems to be broken or inaccessible for certain people)

Twitter is launching its Circle feature — which lets you post a tweet to a select set of people — globally.
Users can add up to 150 people to their Circle, and currently, they can build only one of them.

Why:

While the social network didn’t officially acknowledge this, Circumvolve is one of the means the company has come up up with to terminate people from locking downward their profiles, while maintaining some caste of privacy effectually specific posts.

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platocplx


  • #2
150 seems similar a low amount.


antispin


  • #three
So, like a bubble. Echo echo echo echo…


Xando


  • #four
Yet amazed how this company tin can manage to implement annihilation except what the people want


Wrexis


  • #5
150 seems like a low amount.

Modelled afterward Instagram’south Close Friends.


Vermillion


  • #6
Modelled afterwards Instagram’s Close Friends.

Funny, I thought Google+


-Pyromaniac-


  • #7
Then, like a bubble. Echo echo echo echo…

echo chambering is probably why it’s express to 150


Teh_Lurv


  • #eight
Whats the over/under on how many days until a news story breaks with “bigoted tweets leaked from <name>’s twitter circle”?


cyba89


  • #9
Google+ reigns supreme after all


WedgeX


  • #10
Will these be unmoderated?

If so, it’ll facilitate some awful things.


platocplx


  • #11
Modelled subsequently Instagram’s Shut Friends.

Didn’t fifty-fifty know that had a limit likewise. I know also instagram has subs now


Joe


  • #12
150 seems like a low amount.

Dunbar’s Number strikes over again.


Ragdoll


  • #xiii
Individual is always a dandy thing. I hope the feature to hide likes and retweets comes.


Maolfunction


  • #14
Cleaved for me. Trying to add anyone to it does nothing. Quality feature from Twitter.

And a few people I know who had it early on seem to have lost access to it.


platocplx


  • #15
Dunbar’s Number strikes again.

Interesting learned something new today, using that method then yep I tin can see why they utilize that number.


AndyD


  • #sixteen

Yea, but Google+ let you have unlimited groups. So you can have family unit, friends, coworkers, people sharing your hobby… all in dissimilar groups. Made and so much more than sense.


Alavard


  • #17
Come on Twitter, just give me the opposite. I want to be able to send out a tweet and remove specific people from being able to see it. I want to be able to tweet about D&D stuff about my campaign and not have my players that follow me see information technology, as an example. Or I’d like to tweet certain things without my family that follow me seeing it.

Sure, I could merely make a separate account, but I’d prefer to just have the selection to prevent a few specific followers from seeing specific tweets.


kalindana


  • #18
Volition these be unmoderated?

If so, it’ll facilitate some atrocious things.

No, all the same subject to Twitter’south TOS:

The feature could assist users gain a piddling more control over their privacy without making their accounts completely individual. All the same, content shared with your Circle is still subject to the platform’s community guidelines, and it too doesn’t finish other users from screenshotting your posts.

www.theverge.com


spineduke


  • #19
As we’ve seen with Whatsapp groups, private reddits, Telegram groups, yada yada, this is the almost efficient manner to fast track that misinformation and hate. But they know this already.


Yesterzine


  • #20

No, that was just what it looked like because only 150 people ever joined google+.


Fantastapotamus


  • #21
This seems shockingly useful


Vermillion


  • #22
Yea, just Google+ let you have unlimited groups. So you lot tin can have family, friends, coworkers, people sharing your hobby… all in unlike groups. Made so much more sense.

True and true

No, that was just what it looked like because only 150 people ever joined google+.

LMAOOO


Jakten


  • #23
This is kind of overnice. I used to piece of work for a pretty shitty person and to a degree they verged on stalking me. I didn’t desire to block them because they would notice and retaliate. I stopped used Twitter for a long time considering of this. Information technology would have helped if I could have just continued using twitter in a mode that they couldn’t see. It would have helped when articles were made near him as well because I could have retweeted stuff to my followers.

Come on Twitter, just requite me the reverse. I desire to be able to send out a tweet and remove specific people from being able to see it.

Yes, this would be better imo and closer to what I wanted back so. Similar a calorie-free block.


Eamon


  • #24
Honestly, I imagine this will be good for people in the Games manufacture – so they can tweet out to their friends and family unit without being inundated with tweets from toxic fans and console warriors on unrelated subjects


Sargerus



Jarmel

Jarmel

The Jackrabbit Always Wins


  • #26
What a fucking awful idea.


Sensei


  • #27
What a fucking awful idea.

why


Real


  • #28
What a fucking awful thought.

As someone who doesn’t want all my tweets going across my network, this seems similar a great thought that’ll go me to tweet more.

Why is it an awful idea?


Cosmic Bus


  • #29
This just means all the good stuff I follow people for is now gonna become
posted
tweeted in private circles. Great. So twitter is at present gonna simply be the identify where I fruitlessly enter giveaways twenty-four hour period subsequently twenty-four hour period but never win anything.


shadowsdarknes


  • #30
Volition the adjacent coup be planned here?


killerrin


  • #31
Whats the over/under on how many days until a news story breaks with “narrow-minded tweets leaked from <proper name>’s twitter circumvolve”?

Nah, it’south going to be something stupid similar “Oops, I meant to post that to my circle”


Bigkrev


  • #32
Its non the aforementioned thing, simply back when Twitter simply filled your timeline with with “your friend liked this” posts, following someone like Sonicfox meant that in improver to all the FGC tweets, you also got a whole bunch of gay furry porn showing upwards on your timeline. Something like this seems to fix a problem like that- if you want to RT anime tiddy or something all 24-hour interval, you lot now volition only be showing it to a select group of people you are looping into it. It’south similar having your main and then a individual- you don’t need the private anymore….


LiK


  • #33
I estimate this may be practiced for certain specific types of tweets but when i tweet, i simply let the earth meet it. expert option i guess.


Metanoia Prime



SwampBastard


  • #35
The Circles function was one of the many great ideas from Google+. I actually wish that platform had taken off.


Cipher Peon


  • #36
Circles is a pretty good Twitter feature, I’ve been using information technology for a while. Not the absolute all-time, only I’m happy with it


Capt Sensib1e


  • #37
Just what the world needed, Twitter Circle jerks.


Joe


  • #38
I do think this is a good idea to attempt. People aren’t designed to handle the sort of massive social circles that a network similar Twitter cultivates. Obviously, it would exist better if people then just didn’t use Twitter at all, but if they are going to, I similar the idea of trying to make it a little healthier. This could have bad consequences, of form, but I similar the idea at first chroma.


RecLib


  • #39
I don’t run across a reason I’d apply a twitter circumvolve over only continuing to employ a group chat in instagram or discord, but I’m certain people will observe use for this. I guess for some people Twitter is THE app and its all they employ right?



  • #forty
lol Circles is and then dumb. Everything on there has leaked and no affair how Twitter tries to create private sections, it always feels too public simply past virtue of being on that platform


GuessMyUserName


  • #41
Come up on Twitter, just requite me the contrary. I desire to exist able to send out a tweet and remove specific people from being able to run across it. I want to be able to tweet virtually D&D stuff most my campaign and not have my players that follow me encounter it, as an example. Or I’d like to tweet certain things without my family that follow me seeing information technology.

Sure, I could only make a separate account, but I’d prefer to merely accept the option to prevent a few specific followers from seeing specific tweets.

This is 100% my thoughts here on what I actually desire. Circles I don’t actually accept a use for, I don’t really tweet things out for my close friend network, I have other, improve means for them. What I absolutely *would* love is to tweet things without worrying about information technology showing up on my family’s TL, or I don’t need snips of arguments with randos to just pop up to the people post-obit me.


qaopjlll


  • #42
How long til Trumpers start using this to plan terrorist attacks?


MDSVeritas


  • #43
This seems fine. I do discover the takes that portray this every bit a dangerous insulating cistron misguided. I think we’ve seen beyond any shadow of a doubt the way that having an ultra-open forum on Twitter can often lead to thousands of people taking the almost uncharitable reading of anything someone says, especially personal details. The fact of the matter is if someone wants some posts betwixt a smaller circle that’s not some denial to engage with the larger forum, it’s the agknowledge that Twitter is just a hellscape sometimes when viewed at big.


spyroflame0487


  • #44
Wasn’t this originally supposed to have some sort of payment option attached to it or am i thinking near some other Twitter characteristic?
If this (or whatsoever i’one thousand thinking of) was offset appear with payments i kind of figured it was going to be some kind of revenue stream for social media stars


LumberPanda


  • #45
This seems fine. I practise find the takes that portray this every bit a dangerous insulating factor misguided. I think nosotros’ve seen beyond any shadow of a dubiousness the way that having an ultra-open up forum on Twitter can frequently lead to thousands of people taking the most uncharitable reading of anything someone says, especially personal details. The fact of the matter is if someone wants some posts between a smaller circumvolve that’s not some denial to appoint with the larger forum, it’s the agknowledge that Twitter is just a hellscape sometimes when viewed at large.

Agreed. The ability to have a circle where yous know yous won’t get dogpiled past anonymous bullies for daring to talk about a “hot topic” sounds pretty great.


Lord Fanny


  • #46
Will the adjacent insurrection be planned hither?

I hateful information technology was planned largely in the open to brainstorm with the first time, and so don’t know why they need this, only could be I guess


Jarmel

Jarmel

The Jackrabbit Always Wins


  • #47

Every bit someone who doesn’t want all my tweets going across my network, this seems like a bang-up idea that’ll get me to tweet more than.

Why is it an awful idea?

The first and obvious ane existence is that this is going to atomic number 82 to increasing insularization. Maybe that’southward where social club wants to become but this is rife for abuse by right wingers and dipshits that don’t want to own up to stupid shit they say in public. Second reason is that not every social platform has to be the platform for all forms of communication. Other formats already serve this purpose rather than something like Twitter which is pretty much a public square.

I think the other proposal in here nigh being able to block certain people or groups from your tweets would exist a much better and more elegant solution to the privacy problem rather than a whitelist.


DiipuSurotu


  • #48
Google+ was alee of its time


Source: https://www.resetera.com/threads/twitter-rolls-out-twitter-circles-private-tweets-worldwide.626095/post-92380669