The tweets in the Communities will still be public, but replies will be limited to only community members.
Twitter has been experimenting with a lot of new features on its platform lately. After introducing spaces and privacy-centric features, the social media company has introduced “Communities,” which is designed to make it easier to connect people with shared interests.
Users will be able to join these new social hubs and tweet directly to other people with shared interests rather than their regular group of followers. Those tweets will still be public, but replies will be limited to other community members.
“Communities” will be user-generated, although for now, it will be limited to very few users. The feature will, however, roll out to everyone gradually. The earliest Communities will center around popular and general topics on Twitter like “dogs, weather, sneakers, skincare, and astrology.” Twitter’s example images also include cryptocurrency, plants, and Black women photographers.
Only people within the same community can reply or interact with the moderator. However, anybody can access the Communities pages, timelines. With such user-driven content, privacy will also remain a major concern for Twitter. Twitter said that anyone would be able to read, report and quote content posted in a Community, so you don’t have to be a community member to flag harmful content. It also confirmed that it is working on “new reporting flows, and bespoke enforcement actions” to proactively identify problem Communities.