Twitter Fleets that are supposed to disappear after 24 hours are also visible after they disappeared due to a bug. The company made the new feature available in all countries a few days ago. The fleets are the same as the Instagram Stories which are supposed to disappear after 24 hours, but due to this bug, the fleets stayed on users’ profile longer than they should.
According to a report from TechCrunch, a user revealed the bug on Twitter. The bug allows followers to view fleets on public accounts even after the expiration date. Not only does the bug allow users to view and download fleets and would not notify the user about it. Nor will it show the list of people who have viewed fleets. This would mean that anyone could download the fleets or view them but the user would not be aware of them.
Reacting to the problem, a Twitter The spokesperson told The Verge in a statement: “We are aware of a bug accessible via a technical fix where some Fleets multimedia URLs may be accessible after 24 hours. We are working on a fix that should be implemented soon.
Twitter claimed to keep a copy of all fleets sent for a limited time after expiration or cancellation in order to enforce against the fleets that are found to infringe Twitter rules and policies. “If a fleet is found to be in breach, we may extend the retention time of a copy of it to allow individuals to appeal the breach if they believe it was a mistake.” Twitter Read the FAQ page.
Fleets appear at the top of a file Twitter account, just below the icon. To view the fleets posted by the people you follow, you can tap their profile pictures to view their fleets. Fleets do not stay permanently on site as a Tweet. They cannot be shared, liked or commented on. However, people can react to your tweets with direct messages if you follow the person and are followed by him. Fleets won’t stay in your profile for long, so you can always write about your current mood or post an image you want to share immediately without thinking too much.
Fleets only remain for a limited time and cannot be shared further with users unless you take a screenshot. Twitter users in India have had a mixed reaction to this new feature added by microblogging site, while some quite liked the Instagram-like qualities, others wanted to disable the feature immediately.
Twitter Fleets that are supposed to disappear after 24 hours are also visible after they disappeared due to a bug.
- Twitter The bug allows users to view the fleet even after the expiration date.
- The company made the new feature available in all countries a few days ago.
- Twitter recognized the bug and is currently working on it.