Twitter on Wednesday launched a test trial of its new "communities" feature.

Communities will offer users a place to chat with others about shared interests, making it easier to connect users on similar topics.

A user can decide to join a community that will allow them to only share tweets and comments with the selected group.

“Some conversations aren’t for everyone, just the people who want to talk about the thing you want to talk about. When you join a Community, you can Tweet directly to that group instead of to all your followers. Only members in the same Community are able to reply and join the conversation so it stays intimate and relevant,” Twitter posted on its website.

The feature is currently being tested on iOs and the web, it will be added to Android soon. Some examples of groups that can be joined are, "plant lovers, blackwomen photographers and astrology," according to the social media site.

Communicating through communities can be accessed by first joining a group, then going to the usual option to send a Tweet to all followers. There will be an option to only share the tweet with a certain community.

There will also be a designated tab at the bottom of the app to view the communities a user joins.

Tweets will only be originally shared with users added to the group, but the groups will have public access meaning anyone can still view the tweets.

Communities are expected to follow Twitter rules and will be monitored by moderators.