Twitter’s got another feature live, after all, the company is introducing features this year than we have least expected. After the Voice Direct Message and reading before you retweet — the company is introducing a new feature called Fleets. It’s a story feature just like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
The Fleets, named feature is probably the same as the rest we have on all of the popular social media. The new tool lets you post photos, videos, emoji, write a short text, and still enable you to share Tweet. But it will still be gone after 24 hours of the display.
Twitter group product manager Mo Aladham said Fleets is for users to share “casual, everyday thoughts.” And no, don’t think of Fleet as another way of your 24 hours display channel. The tool doesn’t allow retweets — and of course, it doesn’t. No like it too. But you can reply to Direct Message.
The Fleets in some way may be useful in the future, as nothing is useless. The feature is like that of Facebook-owned social media. But it’s from Snapchat — they should get all the credit. Anyway, we’ve known that Twitter we finally key to the game and join the stories big boys.
The new feature will be rolling out globally, starting Tuesday, November 2020. The new tool might not be available to everyone now, but it should — in the next few days. The feature is available on both Android and iOS.
Twitter started testing Fleets in March 2020 in several countries that include Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea. The company learned the tool “helped people feel more comfortable joining the conversation.”
Once Fleets is available on your Twitter account you can share a Tweet in a Fleet by tapping the “Share” icon at the bottom of the Tweet and then tap, “Share in Fleet.” Then, add what you think about it with some text or emojis.
Anyone who can see your full profile can see your Fleets at the top of their home timeline. If you have open Direct Messages, anyone can reply to your Fleets. If you want to reply to a Fleet, tap on it to send a Direct Message or emoji, and continue the conversation in your Direct Messages.