Twitter Is Testing Communities Starting Today

Starting today, people can expect to see Communities; such as Dogs, Astrology, Skincare. Communities exist on iOS and Twitter.com as a place to Tweet about your interests separate from your public timeline. 

Twitter Is Testing Communities Starting Today
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Twitter is testing Communities, a new way to easily interact with people that want to talk about the same things you do, where you can make Twitter feel more like you and feel supported. 

Niche communities have always been thriving on Twitter -- think Book Twitter, Crypto Twitter, Skincare Twitter, Archaeology Twitter, Swiftie Twitter, and many more. Now, Twitter wants to give them a more permanent home.

How communities will work:

Starting today, people can expect to see Communities; such as Dogs, Astrology, Skincare. Communities exist on iOS and Twitter.com as a place to Tweet about your interests separate from your public timeline. 

New members must be invited by the moderator or another member of the Community in order to join.

When you send a Tweet in a Community, only people in your Community are able to reply -- but the Tweets will be publicly visible. And only those in the Community can engage in the conversation -- Tweet, Reply, Like, or Retweet.

While you can Tweet only to your Community for a focused conversation; other people can read, Quote Tweet, and report Community Tweets.