Twitter’s Version of Stories is Called Fleets

There’s a new feature on Twitter and it will look very familiar if you spend time on other social platforms. It’s called Fleets and it’s Twitter’s version of Instagram Stories—instant visual posts that disappear after 24 hours.

Similar features have been a part of social networks like Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, and Twitter’s new feature will be here very soon if it’s not already in your app.

Twitter has been testing Fleets since March 2020 in countries like Italy, Brazil, and India, and they have now decided they should include them for all users. “Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings,” the company explained in a press release. 

Unlike tweets, Fleets don’t allow likes, retweets, or replies—you can only reply to them in Direct Messages. Their main use should be casual, for thoughts you don’t want on your account permanently. We still have to see how things will play out with this new feature and if it’s going to be as popular on Twitter as it is on other platforms.