Twitter, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, have officially launched one of the latest features of the platform and they call it Fleets. According to Twitter, this is for everyone to be able to easily join the conversation in a new way, “with their fleeting thoughts.”
“To help people feel more comfortable, we’ve been working on a lower pressure way for people to talk about what’s happening.”– Twitter, November 17, 2020
What is Twitter Fleets
So what is Fleets for exactly? Known social media platforms such as Snapchat, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and YouTube have their own version of Stories, and Fleets is the version of this feature for the popular platform Twitter.
Stories usually could be in a form of text, photo, video, GIF, or a mixture of the elements mentioned, and it vanishes after 24 hours; and Twitter’s Fleets isn’t so different.
“Fleets are for sharing momentary thoughts – they help start conversations and only stick around for 24 hours,” explained Sam Haveson, the Product Manager of Twitter, and Joshua Harris, the Design Director of Twitter.
What can Fleets Offer
What can you do with Fleets?
- Fleet text, reactions to Tweets, photos or videos
- Customize your Fleets with various background and text options
What are Your Thoughts About Fleets
Although others might truly find Fleets a good way to share their thoughts and spark a conversation, there are still those who couldn’t help but to express how unhappy they are for having the new feature.
Many have been asking for Twitter to add “Edit” button instead. There are also those who say that Twitter is just turning into Instagram. And there are those who are suggesting Twitter to hire someone who actually uses the platform. But here’s what Twitter has to say about all the negativities.
What about you? What you you thinks about Twitter’s Fleets? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.