The Social Media Giant Takes On Rivals Facebook & Reddit
As of yesterday, Twitter users have the option to join the platform’s new feature, ‘Communities’, which are interest-focused groups reminiscent of Facebook ‘Groups’ and Reddit. Twitter users can build and join a ‘Community’, within which a stream of relevant Tweets – tailored to the members’ interests – appears.
we’re launching today with a handful of Communities BUT we expect (and want!) new ones to be created every week
our plan is to build & update Communities based on your feedback, so tell us how you *really* feel which honestly you’re already very good at doing (6/7)
— Twitter Communities (@HiCommunities) September 8, 2021
Before the launch of ‘Communities’, the easiest way for Twitter users to discover Tweets or accounts suited to them was through hashtag searches. This new feature, however, will provide an even easier, more streamlined way for users to get the exact content they want, when they want.
Unlike Facebook and Reddit, Twitter ‘Communities’ are harder to join and are currently invite-only. As stated by Twitter:
“Communities are just invite-only for now, but we’re working on ways for people to discover and join Communities they want to be a part of,”
[Image Creds: Twitter]
The first community groups created include #AstroTwitter, #DogTwitter, #SkincareTwitter, and #SoleFood, whilst Twitter is encouraging those interested in starting a Community to apply on the Twitter website.
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