Washington [US]: It looks like Twitter is working on a feature called ‘Flocks’, that will allow you to share Tweets within a specific group of people. The new feature will look much like the ‘Close Friends’ feature on Instagram.
According to ‘The Verge’, in Twitter’s case, you will be limiting your Tweets to your ‘Flock’, i.e., to your groups. Twitter gave us the first look of the upcoming feature in July 2021, which it was being tested and was then called “Trusted Friends”.
Twitter is working on a page that gives out more insights on the feature, where it explains that you can add up to 150 members to your Flock. Only the members in the Flock can view or reply to the Tweets in the Flock. Also, you will be able to remove any member you want to, at any time, without them getting any notification.
If you happen to be in a Flock and a Tweet is sent out in the Flock, a label may appear beneath the Tweet saying, “You can see this Tweet because the author has added you to their Flock.”
“Twitter is always working on new ways to help people engage in healthy conversations, and we are currently exploring ways to let people share more privately. We don’t want to share any further news on the upcoming feature at this time, but we can confirm ‘Twitter Flock’ is just a placeholder name,” Twitter spokesperson Tatiana Britt told The Verge.