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Twitter’s new feature allows users to share tweets to selective groups

Twitter is reportedly working on a feature akin to Instagram’s Close Friends which enables users to share tweets with groups of up to 150 people.

Twitter’s new feature allows users to share tweets to selective groups

Mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi has been reporting Twitter’s progress and has revealed how the feature might function.

Twitter seem to be introducing a ‘Flock’ function, which is effectively a membership group whereby users can select up to 150 friends to whom they can share content within the boundaries of the group. Only ‘Flock’ members can view or reply to tweets sent out to your Flock. There will also be a function allowing people to remove people from the ‘Flock’ at any time without them being notified.

Paluzzi noticed that if you’re in somebody’s Flock and they send a tweet you will see a label beneath the tweet saying, “You can see this Tweet because the author has added you to their Flock.”

It appears that before sending a tweet on the platform Twitter will give users the choice of sending it to all your followers or to your selected users.

“Twitter is always working on new ways to help people engage in healthy conversations, and we’re currently exploring ways to let people share more privately,” Twitter spokesperson Tatiana Britt told The Verge. “We don’t have any further news to share about the feature at this time, but we can confirm ‘Twitter Flock’ is just a placeholder name.”

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