Twitter Starts Testing Its Own Version Of Stories Called ‘Fleets’

Twitter Starts Testing Its Own Version Of Stories Called 'Fleets'
Just like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, Twitter might be launching a story feature in 2020 called 'Fleets'.
Twitter stories will allow users post tweets that will automatically disappear after 24 hours. Stories can't be retweeted, liked or get replies.
The American microblogging and social networking service announced that it'll begin the trial of the new sharing format in Brazil.

Just like the Instagram stories, Twitter Fleets won't be non-public, they'd just be a little less accessible. Your non-followers will still be able to view your Fleets by just visiting your profile.
But the major fact is that the Fleet won't be circulated among Twitter's network, or show up in Searches or Moments. Fleets can't be embedded also.

Twitter is one of the last major social platforms to test out a Stories format. Multimedia messaging app, Snapchat first popularized it, then other social networks and instant messaging apps like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and WhatsApp adapted it.
Popular music streaming platform, Spotify also announced that that they were testing its own version of Stories called 'Storyline'.

Social Media Users React

While some online media claim the new 'Fleet' feature will be addressing the issue of tweets being public, many Twitter users have expressed their dissatisfaction on the new feature.
The number trending hashtag worldwide is #RIPTwitter, with over 300,000 tweets as at the time of writing this article.
A number of users also said that they moved to Twitter because of the 'annoying' Story feature on the other major social networking platforms.
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