Twitter announced that it will be phasing out its “disappearing messages” feature, dubbed fleets, effective August 3. The feature was launched worldwide in November 2020. Messages disappear 24 hours after publication.
IN press release Twitter says fleets weren’t popular. The function’s developers expected it to be “a convenient way to share fleeting thoughts.” “We hoped fleets would help more people join Twitter. But in the time that has passed since the launch of fleets around the world, we have not noticed an increase in the number of users using this function, ”explained on the social network.
Externally fleets are similar to Instagram or Snapchat stories, with a “disappearing messages” icon displayed over the Twitter feed. Other users could have responded to them, but reactions (be it like or text) are displayed only in personal correspondence.
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