What is Twitter Circle? How does it work?

Starting in early May 2022, Twitter began testing its new feature, Twitter Circle. Starting with initial limited trials, it has expanded to more users.

The feature provides a way to reach more exclusive audiences for your Tweets.

Next, let’s take a look at some of Twitter Circle’s features and explain how to use it.

What Is Twitter Circle?

Twitter Circle lets you select up to 150 users to join a private Twitter Circle group. In this circle, only added users can view and reply to your Tweets.

At launch, the ability to create circles was limited to a certain number of people worldwide. However, anyone on Twitter who is invited to join the Twitter Circle can still interact with the circle.

While the Twitter community allows you to connect with new people, share your ideas, and participate in discussions you care about; Twitter Circle is used to share personal tweets with a small number of people.

It works similarly to the way you share a story with only one close friend on Instagram.

How Twitter Circle Works

You can only create a Twitter circle with a maximum of 150 people. Whenever you post a Tweet, you can choose which audience to share with. The options offered are Everyone or Twitter Circles.

Anyone with access to your Twitter circle can like and comment on your Tweets, but they can’t choose to retweet your posts. Remember, though they can still take screenshots or photos of your Tweets, so don’t post content that makes you banned by Twitter.

How Do You Access Twitter Circle?

If you want to create your own Twitter ring, we’ve added a few steps that will take you through the process:

1.  Log into your Twitter account.

2.  On the top of your home screen, you will find the dialog box where you type your Tweets. Click on this.

3.  If you have access to the feature, a pop-up will appear and you can Get started using the feature. Another pop-up will explain How Twitter Circle Works. Read through this and click Got it.


4.  You will then be taken to a pop-up that asks you to edit your Twitter Circle.


5.  Twitter recommends people to you from your current followers. This is where you add who will be in your Twitter Circle.


6.  Once you have created your Circle, simply type out your tweet and choose to send it to the Twitter Circle.


Twitter Circle has a very simple editing option, which can be found in the Audience Selection option. Click the “Everyone” drop-down menu and you’ll be shown the option to choose between tweeting to everyone or tweeting only to your Twitter circle. Next to the number of people in your circle, you’ll see the Edit option. Clicking this button lets you add or remove users from your circle.


It’s important to note that while Twitter Circle is still being promoted, not all users will be able to use this feature.

Can You Leave a Twitter Circle?

When it comes to leaving a Twitter circle, Twitter gives you three different options — unfollow, block, and mute.

If you choose to unfollow someone, it will remove you from their Twitter circle, but even if you no longer follow them, they can still rejoin you.

Choosing to block someone in your Twitter circle means that you’re both removed from their circle and won’t be able to see anything they post.

Finally, if neither of the above options appeals to you, you can mute another user without blocking or unfollowing. Twitter gives you the option to mute authors or conversations.

Twitter Circle can make Twitter better

The benefit of Twitter Circles is that you can limit the reach of your posts so you can target different audiences for personal and professional use. Anyone who uses their account for more than one primary purpose can now easily send tweets on specific topics to specific people in their group.

The only drawback is that access to the feature is restricted and only one circle can be created. But as the feature expands, we may see more changes.