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#RIPTwitter: Why Twitter Is Adding Stories Feature ‘Fleets’




American owned microblogging and social networking service otherwise known as Twitter it set to launch its own version of Stories like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and others.

The 14 years old platform has started the testing in Brazil, with name “Fleets” Unlike Tweets, Twitter’s new Fleets can’t receive Likes, Replies or Retweets. And they’ll disappear entirely after 24 hours.

Why is Twitter adding Stories Feature

  • According to Twitter, some people say they feel insecure to Tweet because Tweets are public, permanent and exhibit public engagement counts (likes and Retweets).
  • They want to make it possible for you to have conversations on the platform in new ways, with less pressure and more control, in addition to Tweets and Direct Messages (DMs).

What is the name of Twitter Stories

The name is called “Fleets”

Which country is currently using Twitter Stories

Twitter started testing its own version of Stories in Brazil on Wednesday, 4 March 2020

What is the advantage of Twitter Stories

  • Fleets disappear after 24 hours
  • Fleets cannot be retweeted or liked
  • Fleets cannot be replied to publicly
  • Fleets can only be reacted to via DM

What are people talking about Twitter Stories Feature

On Wednesday, 4 March 2020 after the company announced it will begin to trial a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, the announcement immediately created an uproar that caused the hashtag #RIPTwitter to trend worldwide.

What did Twitter say about RIPTwitter

Twitter says “In an initial survey, people told us that, once the Fleets are gone, they are more comfortable sharing everyday and everyday thoughts. We hope that those people who are not usually comfortable with Tweeting use Fleets to talk about the reflections that come to their head.”

which country use twitter the most

According to Twitter Brazil is one of the countries where people talk the most on Twitter, with many of you passionate about speaking and following other Brazilians on the platform, we are excited to test the new functionality here. Based on the test, we’ll learn how the existence of a new way of talking changes the way you interact on Twitter and whether it allows you to share what you’re thinking more comfortably.

What you need to know about Twitter Stories Feature

Like Tweets, Fleets are based primarily on text, but you can include videos, GIFs or photos in them. If you want to reply to a Fleet, click on it to send a Direct Message (DM) or emoji, and continue this conversation on your DMs. Your followers will be able to see your Fleets at the top of their Home Page, and anyone who can access your full profile will also be able to find your Fleets there. If your DMs are open, anyone can react to your Fleets.

Fleets will be available in the course of this week in Brazil only in the application, whether iOS or Android. Try and Tweet using the hashtag #FleetsFeedback telling us what you think of the new feature – this will help us to improve the functionality. Depending on how the test goes, we should take the Fleets to other countries. Thanks!

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