Twitter is officially testing the latest feature stories called “Fleets,” which is similar to stories from Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, and after 24 hours, stories will vanish.
Note: Just for now, this feature testing on iOS and Android devices in Brazil will be extended to other countries in time if the app performs well.
In Brazil, on Twitter’s mobile device testers can see rounded profile icons right at the top of their Timeline. This will be identifiable as a characteristic of Stories instantly. In reality, the first icon is a little thought bubble showing your own profile image. To compose your Fleet, users simply click on the “+” button.
Upon launch, consumers will be able to upload videos with a length of up to 2 min and 20 sec (512 MB). Whitelisted publishers can publish videos up to 10 minutes in length. Users may also post several fleets which the viewer can use gestures to pass across. You swipe down instead of advancing horizontally through the Fleets with taps on the screen side to display the various fleets a user has added. You can swipe to the left to transfer to the next person’s Fleet. But those movements could change based on feedback from users, says Twitter. While, fleets represent a simpler, more common approach.
Like every other social network story, Fleets can also be accessed only by clicking on the avatar of a user. Fleets won’t turn up in the daily timeline, but people who strongly hate story-type material shouldn’t be too obtrusive about them. The business is doing so in an attempt to make users more comfortable with posting information on Facebook, according to the official Twitter announcement. Some users are put off by the fact that anyone can respond to tweets and have metrics such as likes and retweets associated with them. Users also say tweets sound more stable, even though they can be removed manually at any point in time. Twitter will test this latest “Fleets” feature in an attempt to overcome the concerns people have about tweeting.
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Source: Kayvon Beykpour on Twitter