After testing fleets in India and Brazil, Twitter is now rolling out the feature globally. Twitter first tested the function in Brazil, India, Italy and South Korea. The design director of microblogging site announced at the press conference that the feature is set for a global launch. He said fleets make people more comfortable on the platform.
“We’ve seen Fleets help people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions and feelings,” Joshua Harris, Twitter, said the director of design during a press conference. It is also talking about unveiling a new feature called Audio Spaces, which will help users host discussions on the platform. The function will first be tested and then released.
“A lot of people don’t tweet. With retweets and replies, tweeting feels like a burden. People hide draft tweets and then don’t send them. Fleets create a way with less pressure to join the conversation. It will make people more comfortable joining the conversation, because it’s only for one day and it won’t last forever. We’ve also seen more people joining conversations on Twitter, and we’ve seen people don’t know Twitter they are more comfortable, “Harris said at the press conference.
What are fleets and how to visualize them?
Coming to functionality, it’s not something new in the social media universe. The Fleet-like functionality has been seen and widely used on Instagram and Snapchat.
Fleets posted by people will appear at the top of yours 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.
The design director of microblogging site announced at the press conference that the feature is set for a global launch.
- After testing fleets in India and Brazil, Twitter is now rolling out the feature globally.
- Twitter first tested the feature in Brazil, India, Italy and South Korea.
- The Fleet-like functionality has been seen and widely used on Instagram and Snapchat.