To help people feel more comfortable with their tweets, Twitter is launching its Instagram's version of Stories called "Fleets"
Right from its name, "Fleets" is a feature that brings ephemeral tweeting to the platform - allowing people to share short stories that sticks for 24 hours.
Living at the top of the timeline in a row of Stories-like bubbles, Fleets looks like Stories on every other social media platform, except Youtube, that let people post texts, photos, videos, and even share tweets which disappear in 24hrs.
Twitter's aim of bringing Fleets to the platform is pretty simple and understandable. Many Twitter users said, "Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there's so much pressure to rack up Retweets and Likes."
Twitter said, in their tests in four different countries, Fleeting helps people feel more comfortable sharing their personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings because they disappear in a day, compared to the everlasting tweets.
Currently, you can't react or like or retweet/refleet a Fleet, and you won't be notified if anybody ever screenshots your Fleets. But you can always reply to a Fleet which automatically starts a Direct Message if the author has it enabled.
This new feature is being rolled out to many users on both iOS and Android. Kindly update your Twitter app and start Fleeting!
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