X is closing circles, a feature that allows users to share posts with a limited group of people instead of all followers. The company plans to disable the feature on October 31.
“After this date, you will not be able to create new posts that are limited to your circle, nor will you be able to add people to your circle,” X wrote in a post on his help center. “However, you will be able to remove people from your circle.”
X, formerly Twitter, launched the feature in August 2022 when Elon Musk did not officially own the company. However, since April many users have reported that many of their posts intended for Cirlces are appearing on your timeline.
Confirmed someone I’m not even following was able to see a tweet from a private Twitter circle (thanks @TheSahilDev)
This hurts trust in the platform a lot. @TwitterEng should be the top priority. pic.twitter.com/BCYPkikJ2p
– Theo – t3.gg (@t3dotgg) April 8, 2023
While X didn’t give a reason for shutting down the feature, it seems like the company is moving forward with its Communities feature, similar to Facebook Groups.
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