We have no idea what has been happening at Twitter (X) since Elon Musk took over. For a while, things looked like they were improving. Then word spread that the block button was going away. Now, we know for sure that another function of the social media platform is getting the boot. Circles are officially getting shut down.
Circles was a tool that enabled Twitter users to create posts visible only to people on a custom list. It was an easy way to post to a select number of people without having to use DMs.
The announcement was hidden away in X’s Help Center. Elon Musk’s platform didn’t explain why the posting option was being discontinued, but we know it will be extinct come October 31st. Musk had previously said that DMs and Communities would upgraded, possibly making Circles obsolete.
“X is deprecating Circles as of October 31st, 2023. After this date, you will not be able to create new posts that are limited to your Circle, nor will you be able to add people to your Circle. You will, however, be able to remove people from your Circle …”
The Help Center post continues with step-by-step instructions regarding removing users from your Circles. I haven’t been able to see who is in my Circles for months. Considering the private post-creation option had been screwed up for a while, does this really matter now?
Odds are, the limited-reaching post tool is being deleted to ensure that as many posts as possible are open to advertisers. Maybe Musk will let Neuralink patients continue to use the feature as part of the treatment.
What do you think about Circles and the option’s impending doom? Let us know in the comments section below. Or create a Circles post and include us in it![Source: X Help Center]
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