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Thursday Mar 05 2020
Web Desk

Twitter to step into Instagram, Snapchat’s shoes with new 'Fleets' feature

Web Desk

Social media platform Twitter will introduce a new, story-like feature called ‘Fleets’, which is much similar to Instagram and Snapchat’s stories.

Twitter’s Product Lead Kayvon Beykpour described the new feature and said that is for Brazil only for now.

“We’ve been listening to this feedback and working to create new capabilities that address some of the anxieties that hold people back from talking on Twitter. Today, in Brazil only, we’re starting a test (on Android and iOS) for one of those new capabilities. It’s called Fleets,” he said in one of his tweets.

Similar to the concept of stories, Fleets will disappear after 24 hours and can only be responded to via Direct Message.

Fleets will not appear on the timeline or Twitter feed, they can be viewed by tapping on the avatar of a user.

Following the news, several users criticised the new feature as even #RIPTwitter made it to the top trends. 

Boundaries have been blurred, lamented some.