After testing fleets in India and Brazil, Twitter the function is now rolling out worldwide. Twitter first tested the feature in Brazil, India, Italy and South Korea. The design director of microblogging site announced at the press conference that the feature is set for a global rollout. He said the fleets are making people more comfortable on the platform.
“We’ve seen Fleets help people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions and feelings,” Joshua Harris, Director of Design, Twitter said at a press conference. He’s also talking about the unveiling of a new feature called Audio Spaces, which will help users host discussions on the platform. The function is first tested and then released.
“A lot of people don’t tweet. With retweets and replies, it feels like a burden to tweet. People lurk concept tweets and then don’t send them. Fleets reduce the pressure to participate in the conversation. It will make people more comfortable to participate in the conversation because it will only last for a day and it won’t last forever. We’ve also seen more people participate in conversations Twitter, and we have seen that people are new Twitter are more comfortable, ”Harris said at the press conference.
What Are Fleets and How Can You View Them?
Now that we come to the feature, it’s not a new thing in the social media universe. The fleet-like feature has been seen and used extensively on Instagram and Snapchat.
The fleets posted by people appear at the top of your Twitter account, directly below the icon. To see Fleets posted by the people you follow, you can tap their profile pictures to view their Fleets. The fleets do not remain permanently on the site like Tweets. They cannot be shared, liked, or received comments. However, people can reply to your tweets with Direct Messages if you follow the person and are followed by them. Fleets don’t stay on your profile for long, so you can always write about your current state of mind or post a photo that you want to share right away without thinking about it.
Fleets only last for a limited period of time and cannot be further shared with users unless you take a screenshot. Twitter users in India had a mixed reaction to this newly added feature due to the microblogging site, while some quite liked the Instagram-esque qualities, some wanted to disable the feature immediately.
The design director of microblogging site announced at the press conference that the feature is set for a global rollout.
- After testing fleets in India and Brazil, Twitter the function is now rolling out worldwide.
- Twitter first tested the feature in Brazil, India, Italy and South Korea.
- The fleet-like feature has been seen and used extensively on Instagram and Snapchat.