Twitter’s Communities have cropped up around Xbox, Formula 1 racing and cryptocurrency, among other topics
Twitter on Wednesday made its Communities feature available to Android users around the world.
The option, launched, lets users tweet within a group about a specific topic. The feature is similar to Facebook Groups but remains more public-facing.
Within Communities, “people can Tweet directly to a specific audience instead of to all their followers, and only those in the Community can like and reply,” the company said in a press release, although, for now anyway, their tweets remain public.
Twitter users have to be invited to join a Community through direct message. Each Community has Twitter-approved moderators who establish and enforce group rules and invite others to join the conversation.