In this section of the playbook, we'll review some of the customizable Community settings.
This is the name associated with your Community. This is the primary identifier that will be used across many places on Twitter including above Tweets within timelines, within Communities discovery features, as well as the DM invitations seen by potential new members.
Community names are not unique and so there may be many Communities that use the same name.
Names need to be less than or equal to 30 characters. We'll support the same set of emojis and symbols that are permitted for usernames.
A description of your Community will help educate people on what your Community is all about.
The description needs to be less than or equal to 160 characters, with standard emojis and symbols being permitted.
Choose a theme color for your Community: default (Twitter blue and black), teal, foam, green, blue, purple, fuchsia, red, orange, eggplant. The color you choose will be shown throughout the Community for some buttons and highlights.
(Optional, but recommended)
Choose a cover photo for your Community's page. If no cover photo is chosen, a Twitter-selected default photo will be shown in its place.
The recommended resolution for the cover photo is 1200 x 480 pixels.
Be sure that your chosen cover photo does not violate our copyright policy, or our hateful conduct policy, and does not contain sensitive media.
All Community content still falls within the Twitter Rules, and any Community rules that are made should follow alongside the Twitter Rules.
If a Tweet gets posted within the Community that goes against the Twitter Rules, report the Tweet as such. As part of the Tweet review queue, you need only review and action on Tweets that may violate the Community rules.
Rule modifications and notifications
Communities must have at least one rule and can have up to ten rules at a time.
Members of the Community will be notified when there are any changes made to the rules. Changes include adding, modifying, or removing rules. Even making small changes, like punctuation fixes, are counted as changes. However, rules can be reordered at any point, and do not count as rule changes.
If Tweets were hidden for violating a rule that has changed or no longer exists, they will remain hidden.
To get you thinking about the types of rules you might want to apply to your Community, we've compiled a list of some possible rules below:
- Keep Tweets and Replies on-topic.
- Be kind.
- Be inclusive and open.
- No personal attacks.
- No sensitive media, such as photos or videos that depict graphic violence or adult sexual content.
- No links.
- No pictures or GIFs.
- No memes.
- No advertising or self-promotion.
- No political discussions.