Here's how Twitter Communities will look like
Twitter will soon let users create and join communities based on their interests.
Twitter last month announced new features such as ‘Super Follows' and groups-like ‘Communities'. Similar to Facebook Groups, Twitter Communities will let users create and join groups based on their interests. Users will be able to tweet to these groups, and not to everyone on Twitter. We now have more details on how Twitter Communities will work.
Jane Manchun Wong has shared screenshots of Twitter Communities in testing. It's similar to what Twitter showcased while announcing the feature. Twitter users will have the option to choose their audience while sharing a tweet. To tweet normally, users can choose “Everyone” or choose among communities they're part of.
The community page on Twitter will have a home feed, and an about section. There will be a button to join the community as well. The about page shows that only members of the community can tweet and reply but everyone can view, like quote tweet and share tweets. It also shows the creator of the community, and when it was created. It looks like Twitter Communities will be kept public but there could be options to make the group private.
Twitter has interest-based features for users but this would offer a more private environment as compared to the existing options. Twitter users can follow ‘Topics' to read tweets on different events and interests, and can create ‘Lists' as well.
Twitter showcased these features to analysts and investors. It hasn't given a launch timeline for the feature though. Twitter aims to double annual revenue and reach at least 315 million users by 2023 with the new features.