Twitter Fleets: What is it, the way it works and who all shall get it

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Twitter launched on June 9 a characteristic named Fleets for Android and iOS platforms. Inspired by the Stories characteristic on Instagram and Facebook, Fleets is a fast strategy to categorical ideas utilizing multimedia or textual content. Thoughts shared on Fleets disappear routinely after 24 hours.

Let’s take a look at what Fleets supply, the way it works and who all shall get it:

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Twitter Fleets: Story-ies behind it

Twitter is about folks posting their views, participating with others by commenting on a submit, ‘liking’ it or displaying assist by retweeting a submit. Twitter is public by design, however some customers might not really feel snug with that as a result of their tweets anyone can see and reply them.

To allow folks to specific their ideas with out the nervousness of how others would take it, Twitter launched Fleets on March Four in Brazil. The Fleets characteristic appears impressed by Stories characteristic on Instagram and Facebook. It permits folks to share ideas within the type of textual content, multimedia and multimedia with textual content on it. Though the Fleets are seen to everybody, it disappears after 24 hours and don’t get retweets, likes, or public replies — folks can solely react to your Fleets with direct messages. Moreover, as an alternative of displaying up in folks’s timelines, Fleets are seen by tapping in your avatar.

We’ve been listening to this suggestions and dealing to create new capabilities that handle among the anxieties that maintain folks again from speaking on Twitter. Today, in Brazil solely, we’re beginning a check (on Android and iOS) for a type of new capabilities. It’s referred to as Fleets.

— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) March 4, 2020

How Twitter Fleets works

If you’ve posted Stories on Instagram and Facebook, it might be simple so that you can know the way the Fleets work. For those that haven’t, the Twitter for Android and iOS platforms now present a brand new strip on the highest along with your avatar, adopted by tiny round photo-icons of individuals you comply with. You can swipe from proper to left to see who all have shared Fleets not too long ago.

Namaste! Starting right now, Fleets are coming to India. If you’re in India, test it out and tell us what you suppose! #FleetsSuggestions

— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) June 9, 2020
To see the Fleets, faucet on any of the photo-icons of individuals you comply with and scroll upwards to see extra Fleets from the identical account, if they’ve shared a number of ideas in a day.

To submit the Fleets, faucet in your avatar and write down the thought. You may add photograph and GIF to the fleets. Once achieved, click on on ‘Fleet’ and the thought is posted. You can see your personal Fleets by tapping in your avatar and swiping down. You can add a number of Fleets by following the identical course of, and your whole Fleets would present up at one place that may be explored by merely swiping up and down.

Who shall get it and when

Fleet shouldn’t be a testing characteristic and it’s rolling out in a phased method. It will probably be out there for everybody in India within the coming days in up to date app variations.


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