Twitter close friends and Flock: but what for?

Twitter close friends and Flock

Twitter should not belong in testing a feature allowing you to send your tweets only to a limited number of chosen subscribers. Twitter close friends feature is very similar to the “Close Friends” tool deployed by instagram which offers the possibility of making its Stories visible only to specific people.

Let’s hope, however, that it will not end up in oblivion like the Fleets, the ephemeral tweets deployed by Twitter and abandoned only a few months later.

A Flock cannot group more than 150 subscribers

The social network talked about this feature, then dubbed “ Trusted Friends “, last July. Alessandro Paluzzi, a developer, has now spotted lines of code in the Twitter app dedicated to the feature. The latter has changed its name and is called ” flock ” for the moment. Concretely, this allows users to choose up to 150 of their subscribers to add them to their Flock, that is to say a list of close friends, and to send tweets that will only be visible to These persons. They can also answer it.

As Alessandro Paluzzi explains, when a person finds himself in someone’s list, he may read: ” You can see this tweet because the author added you to his Flock under the posts that will be dedicated to the Flock. However, no notification will be sent to a user if he is removed from a list.


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To send a tweet to his Flock, an option will be available when publishing it. This functionality is very similar to what is displayed when sending Stories on Instagram.

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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. We don’t have any further news to share on this feature at this time, but we can confirm that “Twitter Flock” is just a working name. Twitter spokesperson Tatiana Britt told The Verge.


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This feature seems quite similar to Twitter Communities. Currently, in beta, it allows you to interact with people with the same interests and send tweets that can only be read by them.

What do you think about Twitter close friends and Flock feature? Let us know in the comments.

Sources: The Verge, input