Twitter has launched Fleets, its version of stories a feature that lets users post photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.
Twitter has been testing the product, called Fleets, in international markets like Brazil and India, and is now making it available globally. The company launched Fleets in March, hoping to capitalize on the popular stories feature that was invented by Snapchat and later spread globally by Facebook, which copied it into all of its apps.
You can Fleet text, reactions to Tweets, photos or videos and customize your Fleets with various background and text options. To share a Tweet in a Fleet tap the “Share” icon at the bottom of the Tweet and then tap, “Share in Fleet.” Then, add what you think about it with some text or emojis. Soon, stickers and live broadcasting will be available in Fleets.
Your followers can see your Fleets at the top of their home timeline. Anyone who can see your full profile can see your Fleets there too. If you have open Direct Messages, anyone can reply to your Fleets. If you want to reply to a Fleet, tap on it to send a Direct Message or emoji to the author, and continue the conversation in your Direct Messages.