Some of you might recall that several years ago, Google tried to make it in the social media space with Google+ in an attempt to compete against the likes of Facebook and Twitter. It ultimately did not go very well, but it seems that not all of Google’s ideas for Google+ were that terrible.
So much so that Twitter seems to have adopted one of its features – Circles. Twitter initially announced this feature a few months ago, but it looks like it’s now ready for primetime and the company has started to push it out to users. According to Twitter:
“With Twitter Circle, people now have the flexibility to choose who can see and engage with their content on a Tweet-by-Tweet basis. This makes it easier to have more intimate conversations and build closer connections with select followers.”
If that sounds familiar, it is because conceptually, it is quite similar to Google+ Circles where users could create specific groups of friends or followers that they could share content with. Now with Twitter Circles, users can do the same thing with their tweets, so instead of creating a private account, users can now keep their accounts public but can exclude certain tweets from their public profile.
Twitter Circles will be limited to 150 users and users can add or remove people to this list anytime they want without the people in the list being notified. The feature should now be live and available for iOS, Android, and the web, so check it out if this sounds like something you might be interested in.