In September 2021, Twitter announced the beta release of a new product they would soon release, Twitter Communities. Communities are dedicated places to connect with others and get closer to topics you care about most. Whether you love plants and want to connect with other plant enthusiasts. Or if you’re Taylor Swift’s biggest fan and want to talk to other Swifties about her latest album. There’s a community for just about anything!
There are currently two membership types admins can choose from for their community, open and restricted. When a communities membership type is open, it will display a join button. Once you join the community, you’ll be able to start engaging with the community right away. If the communities membership type is restricted, it will display a request to join button. Once you request access to the community, a moderator from that community will need to approve your request. You’ll receive a notification once your request has been approved.
As the new product rolls out, discovery of different Twitter Communities has been rather difficult. Having to be directly invited to join a community via direct message, or utilizing the Twitter Communities link, itself. Twitter is currently testing with some users the ability to discover new communities through “suggested communities.”
Nima Owji also reported on Twitter today that the ability to search for communities could be coming soon. Since it’s currently not an option to search for communities and most Twitter users can’t discover new communities through the new suggested communities feature, I curated this list of 25 Twitter Communities I think you should consider joining. Hopefully, you end up joining a few and giving Twitter Communities a try!
Want to start a community? Twitter is working on expanding community creation access. If you’d like to create your community, you can let Twitter know by filling out the communities interest form! Who knows, maybe your community will be on our list next time!