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Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories ‘Fleets’ which disappear after 24 hours

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Twitter is testing its own version of Stories dubbed Fleets that allows you to share ideas and momentary opinions.

The testing of the feature will start in Brazil which will let users post ephemeral content to its social network for the first time.

The feature was first popularized by Snapchat before it was adopted across other social media networks like Instagram, Facebook and lastly WhatsApp.

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Fleets will be available this week in Brazil only in the application, for both iOS or Android. At the end of the day, users who have tested fleet can tweet using the give hashtag #FleetsFeeback telling twitter what they think about the feature.   likely and Tweet using the hashtag #FleetsFeedback telling us what you think of the new feature.

The next rollout to other countries will solely depend on customer feedback, this will help to improve the functionality.

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Noting fro the previous rollout, “people told us that, once the Fleets are gone. They are more comfortable sharing everyday and everyday thoughts. We hope that those people who are not usually comfortable with Tweeting use Fleets to talk about the reflections that come to their head.”

Unlike Tweets, Twitter’s new Fleets can’t receive Likes, Replies or Retweets. And they’ll disappear entirely after 24 hours. Like Tweets, Fleets are based primarily on text, but you can include videos, GIFs or photos in them.

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If you want to reply to a Fleet.  Click on it to send a Direct Message (DM) or emoji, and continue this conversation on your DMs. Your followers will be able to see your Fleets at the top of their Home Page. And also, anyone who can access your full profile will also be able to find your Fleets there. If your DMs are open, anyone can react to your Fleets.

Through the rollout, Twitter wishes to let you have conversations on the platform in new ways, with less pressure and more control, in addition to Tweets and Direct Messages (DMs).

” Based on the test. We’ll learn how the existence of a new way of talking changes the way you interact on Twitter. And whether it allows you to share what you’re thinking more comfortably.”

While Twitter is the place where you talk about topics that interest you. Some users feel insecure to Tweet because Tweets are public, permanent and exhibit public engagement counts for Likes and Retweets. With fleets, Twitter hopes to address the issue to make it possible for such users to have fun on the app.

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Val Lukhanyu
Val Lukhanyu
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