Twitter launches similar Instagram feature called 'Fleets'

Marco Green
November 20, 2020

Luckily, it's possible to mute only Fleets for an account so you can still see their regular tweets. This may resemble the stories and type of stuff people post on Instagram stories where people only post stuff for the basic goal of engaging themselves with other people and can post content that is not worthy to be framed and put on their walls of social media.

Twitter recently released Fleets, its Snapchat or Instagram Stories-like feature that only shows posts for 24 hours before disappearing forever.

Twitter said that this feature was launched as a result of complaints from Twitter users about the app being so public and they were uncomfortable to Tweet thereby making hard for them to share their opinions and they experienced much pressure on following the permanent Retweets and Likes.

Disappearing posts like Fleets, named for "fleeting thoughts", aren't a new concept.

A new way of communicating on Twitter called "Fleets" aims to help users feel more comfortable participating on the platform.

Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesCan you screenshot Fleets?

Fleets - short for fleeting moments and created to disappear from Twitter after 24 hours - were introduced earlier this week as a new form of communication on the social media platform.

"We love that so many people are using Fleets and want to ensure we're providing the best experience for everyone".

Will the user be notified when you screenshot their Fleet?

Fleets can't be retweeted and you can't even reply, though you can send a direct message or send an emoji.

Tap "Add" in the top-left corner of your Twitter home feed.

It's expected that the new feature will allow users to post text, photos, videos and reactions to tweets with the tweet attached, with plans add stickers and live broadcasting.

Each of these options allows you to customize your Fleet in different ways before sharing it.

Find the tweet and tap the "Share" icon at the bottom of the tweet.

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