Twitter is rolling out an alternate timeline called ‘Communities’, where the users will discover like-minded people tweeting on the identical topic. The feature operates similarly to Facebooks Groups or subreddits on Reddit, a house for people who share particular interests. And like these platforms, Communities are also self-moderated and invite-only spaces within Twitter.
Twitter Users Can Interact with People Having Same Interest as Them
Moreover, users can join a Twitter Community of their interest such as skincare, snap shooting, technology, astrology, digital currency, and several other shared ideas and thoughts with fellow members of that invite-only group. Similar to Facebook Groups, users can choose whether they want to post a tweet to all their followers or only to the members of a particular alternate timeline Community. If they select the latter, only the member of that group will be able to react to it, though the tweet could also be visible to other users.
imagine an alternate timeline where everyone just gets you
say hi to Communities—the place to connect with people who Tweet like you. testing now on iOS and web, Android soon! pic.twitter.com/TJdKwUa4D2
— Twitter Communities (@JoinCommunities) September 8, 2021
Twitter Communities is Invite-Only Groups
Currently, Twitter’s latest addition, Twitter Communities is invite-only however Twitter intends to add more ways for people to find them in the future. Furthermore, same as Facebook Groups, moderators can send as many invites as they want, or dismiss a member anytime. Other members of the Twitter Community can also send out up to five invites. These rules can be changed over time in the alternate timeline.
Currently the Alternate Timeline Feature is in Testing Phase
Twitter Communities is presently in the testing phase for iOS and the web version. The firm states it will be available to Android users soon. If you’re interested in building your own Twitter Community on Twitter, the company has a Communities interest form where you can submit your interest. You will require to enter your Twitter username, email, and the subject of your Community.
“What would your Community be focused on? What kind of people would be most likely to join?” Twitter asks. If accepted, you will be the moderator of that Community. Twitter intends to add new Communities every week in the alternate timeline.