Twitter is to roll out a new feature.
‘Fleets’, says the company, will disappear after 24-hours and are designed for people to share ‘fleeting thoughts’.
“Fleets are for sharing momentary thoughts – they help start conversations and they only stick around for 24 hours. Through our tests in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea, we learned Fleets helped people feel more comfortable joining the conversation. People with Fleets joined more conversations on Twitter through Fleets as well as direct messages,” says Twitter.
“Those new to Twitter found Fleets to be an easier way to share what’s on their mind. Because they disappear from view after a day. Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings.”
How do you Fleet?
You can Fleet text, Tweets, photos or videos and customise 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.
“Your followers can see your Fleets at the top of their home timeline. Anyone who can see your full profile can see your Fleets there too. If you have open direct messages, anyone can reply to your Fleets. If you want to reply to a Fleet, tap on it to send a direct message or emoji to the author, and continue the conversation in your direct messages.”