Twitter has released the “Fleets” feature in the past months. With this new feature, users were able to share text, tweets, images or videos in ‘Story’ format. “Fleets” were customizable with background colors and text options too. It was also announced that stickers and live broadcast would be added to it. But none of that happened.
That thing you didn’t Tweet but wanted to but didn’t but got so close but then were like nah.
We have a place for that now—Fleets!
Rolling out to everyone starting today. pic.twitter.com/auQAHXZMfH
— Twitter (@Twitter) November 17, 2020
Instead, the social media platform has announced that it will remove the feature. “Fleets”, which is similar to the ‘Story’ feature that first appeared on Snapchat and later became available on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, will be removed from Twitter on August 3rd. It is said that the decision to remove Fleets is due to the low use of this feature.
we’re removing Fleets on August 3, working on some new stuff
we’re sorry or you’re welcome
— Twitter (@Twitter) July 14, 2021
Twitter announced this decision with a tweet. They said “we’re removing Fleets on August 3rd, working on some new stuff. We’re sorry or you’re welcome.” As it is understood from this tweet, the feature didn’t get enough attention. Another thing we can interpret from this tweet is that Twitter will not stop adding new features to its structure. The question is what the new feature will be. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
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