Fleets – Twitter Launches New “Stories” Feature Worldwide


Embarking the disappearing posts bandwagon, Twitter has launched a new feature called fleets. The disappearing act is getting out of hands, but it seems like Twitter feels good about launching this new feature. Unlike other features launched on multiple social media platforms, Twitter launched their Fleet feature simultaneously all over the world.

What Are Fleets?

Fleets are a new feature that Twitter just launched. Thanks to this feature, you can now post a tweet and have it disappear after 24 hours. This feature is similar to Instagram stories and Snapchat. Twitter first announced their plan to launch such a feature and tested it first in South Korean, Italy, Brazil and India.

After receiving a good response, they have now made the feature available all over the world. “Some of you tell us that tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there’s so much pressure to rack up retweets and likes. Because they disappear from view after a day, fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings,” Twitter’s design director, Joshua Harris, and product manager, Sam Haveson.

What Can You Do With Them?

When you send a Fleet, you can post videos, photos and texts that will be available and viewable at the top of any user’s timeline and on the profile of the twitter user. While it is simple and easy to use, people are concerned about some security risks that Twitter promises to work on immediately.

Along with this, Twitter is working on offering a live audio feature that they are called Spaces. Spaces will be tested soon and once it is launched, it will allow the Twitter users to talk with their friends in group conversations without the need to type in everything.

The Fleets feature is now available to everyone and everyone user of Android and iOS.

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