Twitter introduces disappearing tweets feature ‘Fleet’ worldwide

Twitter introduces disappearing tweets feature ‘Fleet’ worldwide
Twitter has launched a new feature dubbed ‘fleets’ that allows tweets to disappear in 24 hours, a tool similar to stories feature on Instagram and Snapchat.

The micro-blogging site has previously revealed the plan for short-living tweets, It also tested the tool in South Korea, India, Italy and Brazil.

Twitter’s design director Joshua Harris and product manager Sam Haveson in a blog post said the purpose of latest feature “is to serve the public conversation – it’s where you go to see what's happening and talk about it. But some of you tell us that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there's so much pressure to rack up Retweets and Likes”.

“That’s why, unfortunately, there are so many Tweets left in drafts! To help people feel more comfortable, we've been working on a lower pressure way for people to talk about what’s happening. Today, we're launching Fleets so everyone can easily join the conversation in a new way – with their fleeting thoughts,” read the blog post.

You can Fleet text, reactions to Tweets, photos or videos and customize your Fleets with various background and text options.

To share a Tweet in a Fleet tap 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. Soon, stickers and live broadcasting will be available in Fleets.

Followers of a user can see its Fleets at the top of their home timeline.

In the coming days, everyone globally will have Fleets on Twitter for iOS and Android.