UPDATE: “We are currently testing Twitter Circle with a group of people on iOS, Android and web around the world,” a Twitter spokesperson said. “The feature has not yet been widely rolled out to everyone as we continue to gather feedback, but other people may have had access to the feature as part of our testing.”
Twitter Circle is reportedly expanding to more users.
Android Police Reports(Opens in a new window) that the feature, which allows people to share tweets with a specific group of people rather than Twitter as a whole, has recently started to become available to more users via a pop-up notification encouraging them to send a tweet intended specifically to their circle.
Twitter officially began testing Circle on May 3, but the company said in a support article(Opens in a new window) that the feature “is in its early stages at this time, and only a limited number of people worldwide can create Twitter Circle Tweets”. It looks like the exclusive group of Circle-ready users is growing.
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Android Police notes that Twitter Circle is quite similar to the Close Friends feature available on Instagram. (To say nothing of the now-defunct Google+ social network, which made sharing posts with specific groups of people a central part of its identity.)
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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