Twitter rolls out ‘fleet’ a similar feature like Instagram stories in India

In the past month, Twitter had declared a progressive global launch of ‘Fleets’. Dissimilar to tweets, Fleets vanish after 24 hours and do not obtain any likes, retweets or even public replies as users can only react to fleets via DMs. 


Twitter released its much-awaited ‘Fleets’ feature for its Indian users. This brand new feature will enable users of the micro-blogging site Twitter to share photos, videos, and even tweets which will be available on the user’s profile for simply 24 hours.


After putting out this feature on his Twitter, product lead of the site, and co-founder of Periscope, Kayvon Beykpour presented it for the Indian consumers. 


This feature, which may be the most recent supplementary feature to Twitter but this is not a modern concept entirely and it does a bare a lot of resemblance to the popular Instagram Stories and Snapchat Stories feature.


In the previous month, Twitter had declared a progressive worldwide launch of Fleets. The social media giant stated that they have been hearing the reaction and have been operating on the same.


The trial of “Fleets” had begun in Brazil, Twitter stated, including that it started trying a fresh approach of conducting conversations as several users feel insecure to tweet considering that the posts are public, permanent, and display public engagement counts — likes and retweets.


Contrary to Tweets, Fleets go away after 24 hours and don’t obtain likes, retweets, or public replies– users can only respond to Fleets with DMs. Rather than popping up in the user’s timelines, Fleets can be viewed by tapping.


Talking about similarities with Instagram stories, Beykpour mentioned,”…there are many similarities with the Stories format that will feel familiar to people. There are also a few intentional differences to make the experience more focused on sharing and seeing people’s thoughts.”


Furthermore, users who wish to respond to a Fleet, users can click on it to send a Direct Message (DM) or emoji, and move the conversation on DMs.

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