Twitter Borrows Major Feature From Instagram: Names It Twitter Fleets


Disappearing stories trend has finally come to Twitter. Dubbed as Twitter Fleets, the new feature is just like Instagram Stories, WhatsApp Status, which disappear after 24 hours. Presently, Twitter is still testing out the feature in Brazil and Italy, and now in India. Twitter Fleets have a couple of different features listed below in detail.

Twitter Borrows Major Feature From Instagram: Names It Twitter Fleets


Twitter Fleets Explained

It should be noted that Twitter Fleets aren't exactly private stories, but these posts are less accessible on the Twitter platform. When you normally tweet something, it appears on the Twitter network, can show up in Search, and even in Moments. The usual tweets can even be embedded on third-party websites.

On the other hand, Twitter Fleets aren't this accessible. They disappear after 24 hours and do not appear on Twitter Search or anywhere else on the Twitter explore. However, Twitter Fleets can be viewed by visiting someone's public Twitter profile. Like Instagram Stories, Twitter Fleets also sits at the top of the screen.

How To Upload Twitter Fleets?

Just like Status and Stories update, users can click on the small plus mark on their profile picture to add Twitter Fleets. Users can add a post, upload pictures or click one, or even share a GIF on the Twitter Fleet. Users can also add more than one Fleet and simply scroll down to view them all.

The original concept of disappearing posts was introduced by Snapchat, which was promptly replicated as Stories on Instagram. Stories on Instagram went on to become one of the most popular features of the platform, later coming to WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube. The feature has now made its way to Twitter as well.


Twitter Fleets In India

It might be interesting to note that India is part of the Twitter Fleets trial. India is the world's second-largest internet market and a major participant on social media networks. It should also be noted that this is the first time in several years that Twitter is bringing its new feature to India.

"From the test in India, we'll learn how adding a new mode of conversation changes the way Indians engage on Twitter," said Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director at Twitter India, in a statement to TechCrunch.

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