If you’ve been on Twitter recently, you may have noticed the color green in your feed. No, the platform does not promote the first season She Hulk — after months of testing the feature, the social media giant rolled out its Twitter Circle feature to everyone on August 30, so if you see green, it means you’ve officially been added to someone’s internal (Twitter) circle. You’ll probably want to know what Twitter Circle is before using it, so here’s a rundown of what it is, how to use it, and more.
If you still get excited every time you see a green ring of close friends around someone’s IG story, then you’ll love it. Twitter Circle. The new feature, which began testing in May 2022, allows users to tweet to fewer followers and choose who they want to interact with on a tweet-by-tweet basis for a more intimate and collaborative Twitter experience. Yes, gone are the days when you created alternate accounts that only your best friends followed. With Twitter Circle, you can treat a public Twitter account like a personal one, sharing your most embarrassing stories and top-secret hobbies with the people you trust the most, just like you would post a story about close friends.
Plus, followers in your Circle will be able to reply to your protected Tweets, which means you’ll be able to reach out to far fewer people for advice, help, ideas, and more. Basically, it’s like a private group chat for your Twitter followers. In testing, Twitter found that people tweeted more and got more responses to their Circle tweets.
If you’ve got tea that you can’t wait to pour over Circle, you’re probably wondering how it works and what it’s like to tweet with Circle’s Twitter. Before you send your first tweet using the close friends style Twitter feature, here’s what you need to know.
What is a circle on Twitter?
Twitter Circle is a new free feature available to all Twitter users that allows you to tweet to a small subset of your followers. As with IG Close Friends, you need to decide which users are allowed to view your private Tweets by selecting the accounts you want to include in your circle. You can add or remove a user from your circle at any time, and this feature allows you to add up to 150 accounts to your circle, which creates a rather large inner circle, TBH.
What is the green badge?
For a Twitter Circle Exclusive Tweet, a green badge will appear below the tweet that says “Only people in [user’s @]Twitter Circle may see this tweet.” The green badge is what notifies your Circle followers that they are in a circle of trust.
How to create a circle on Twitter
Now that you know what those are, it’s time to start choosing accounts to add to your Twitter circle so you can start sending your private tweets. Twitter Circle is available for private and public accounts so everyone can get in on the fun.
Set up a Twitter Circle for the first time
To set up your Twitter circle, tap the New Tweet icon on Twitter app or start typing a tweet in the New Tweet text box on net. You should get a popup that says “Would you like to share with a small audience?” this will help you set up your Circle. Once you click the “Get Started” button in the popup, another page will appear that breaks down the basics of Twitter Circle.
Once you click the “Got it” button at the bottom, you’ll be taken to a page that says “Edit your Twitter circle.” There, you’ll see a list of your followers and you can choose which accounts you want to add to your circle by clicking the “Add” button next to their usernames. Once the user is added, the Add button will become the Remove button. If you added someone by mistake, just click the “Remove” button and the account will no longer be part of your circle.
Other ways to set up a circle on Twitter
If you don’t see the popup, you’ll also tap where you’re composting the tweet, tap (or click if you’re on desktop) Public, which will bring up a screen that says Choose Audience. From there, you can click “Edit” next to the Twitter circle and specify who is or is not in your circle.
How do you know if you’re in a Twitter circle?
If you see tweets with a green icon in your timeline, it means that a Twitter user has added you to their Twitter circle. if you are I don’t want to be on TwitterYou can unfollow or ban an account whose Tweets you see according to the Twitter Circle FAQ.
How to send a tweet to your Twitter circle
You’ll know that the Tweet you’re about to send will only be visible to your Circle when you change the privacy settings for your Tweet. To do this, tap the pop-up menu above “What’s going on?” text field and change it from “Everyone” to “Twitter Circle”. Once you’ve selected the private option, the bubble will change from blue to green with “Twitter Circle” written in the middle.
Can you reply, retweet or quote circle tweet tweet on twitter?
Circle tweets cannot be retweeted or shared, but you can reply if you are in a circle. All replies to the tweet will also be private. Of course, you can still take screenshots of tweets and upload them, so make sure your Circle only consists of people you trust with your thoughts on Twitter.
If you haven’t seen the Twitter Circle option yet, try updating the app. And once you get it, get ready to go green for all the good-good tweets that are FYCO (your circle only).