X, formerly Twitter, is shutting down its Circle feature in October. The feature allowed users to share posts with a limited group of people, but it was reportedly underutilized and had some bugs. Users are now looking for other ways to share their content with smaller groups, such as direct messaging or third-party apps.
The Circle feature was launched in August 2022, but it never really caught on with users. It was seen by some as a copycat of Instagram's Close Friends feature, and it was also criticized for being confusing and difficult to use.
In addition, the Circle feature was reportedly plagued by bugs. Some users reported that their Circle posts were being shown to all of their followers, while others said that they were unable to add or remove people from their Circle.
In a blog post announcing the shutdown of Circle, X said that it was "focusing on other ways to make it easier for people to share their content with the audiences they care about." The company did not provide any specific details about what these new features will be, but it said that it will be sharing more information in the coming months.
In the meantime, users who are looking for ways to share their content with smaller groups can use direct messaging or third-party apps. Direct messaging is a great way to share private messages with individuals or small groups of people. Third-party apps such as Finsta and Close Friends allow users to create private accounts and share content with specific people.