Twitter has come out with a new feature which is similar to the Instagram stories. The Instagram stories became an instant hit when Instagram rolled it out. Since then, companies like Facebook and WhatsApp have come up with their version of the same. However, it looks like someone else has joined the party. Twitter has decided to come up with a similar feature and it is called Fleets. The users will be able to make tweets that will last for 24 hours. People can only read them and cannot like or retweet it. Twitter is still testing this version starting it with India, Brazil and Italy.
Why Is Twitter Introducing Fleets
Apparently, Twitter is bringing on this feature as they felt that people felt restricted to tweet openly due to likes and retweets. The company said in its statement, “We learned from research that people don’t Tweet because Tweets are public, feel permanent, and display the number of Retweets and Likes. We hope Fleets will empower many more people to express themselves more freely. There need to be more ways to have conversations on Twitter with less pressure and various controls. Fleets are fast and familiar. People can tap on their own avatar to start, add text or media and hit send. That’s it, that’s how one Fleets.”
How To Create And View Twitter Fleets
To create a fleet, you need to tap on the top left of your profile. You can type or upload a photo or video and hit on the ‘Fleet’ button. Your fleet will go online. Tap on the avatar of other profiles to view their fleets. You can swipe down to see older fleets of the account. You just need to swipe left and right to watch the fleets of other users.
Why India For Twitter Fleets Testing
The MD of Twitter India made a statement justifying the idea behind rolling out this new feature in India. He said, “India is important for Twitter since it is one of our largest and fastest-growing audience markets globally. We are excited to bring the Fleets experiment to India and make it one of the first three countries in the world to experience this new product. From the test in India, we’ll learn how adding a new mode of conversation changes the way Indians engage on Twitter. It’ll also be interesting to see if it further amplifies the diversity of usage by allowing people to share what they’re thinking in a way that is light-touch and light-hearted,”