Twitter has released a new feature allowing you to create lists within your main Twitter following list. For instance, you may be following 1,000 different Twitter accounts. Lists allows you to break these into categories and add the accounts that fit into that category. The main benefit here is that you can curate your own Twitter feed to specific accounts per list.
To set up a list, follow these steps:
- Sign into your account.
- Go to your profile by clicking the “Me” menu item in the top black bar.
- In the left menu options, choose “Lists.”
- To create your first list, click the “Create List” button.
- You will have the option to create a public or private list. A public list will be viewable by everyone and a private list will allow only you to view that curated list content.
- Once you have created the list, you can search for people to add, or go to your main “Following” list and choose the drop down item next to the “Follow/Unfollow” button for each person. Within the drop down item, you will see an option to add someone to a particular list you have created.
As of right now, you can add up to 500 people to each list and you can create up to 20 lists.
I anticipate that the next phase of Twitter lists will be the ability to send Tweets just to that list of people.
This is a great way for you to curate your content so you can view specific news or updates without fishing through everything else.