I looked up this thought to make sure it hasn’t been talked about already. It has, but in early 2018 soooo…I found this…Mutual followers called friends
…where it was suggested that mutual friends be called “Mutuals.” That advice appears to have been used!
My suggestion is pretty much summed up by one of @takeshisaan’s comments that I found in one of the threads I looked up. He said the following: “I’d love it if they made it “friends” or “family/fam” cuz those seem to have a nicer and much more welcoming tone to it.”
The thought in my head before I had even read that was FAM or FRIENDS, so we appear to be on the same page. I’m just two years late to the book! I think with Byte being the community it is, and considering that one’s follower count and following count are not displayed…that FAM or FRIENDS makes great sense and is just another thing that separates Byte from other, more self absorbed social media apps.