Twitter Stories ‘Fleets’ Explained: Twitter’s disappearing Tweets

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Twitter’s latest competitive move has Instagram and Snapchat looking puzzled

If you haven’t heard, Twitter Stories have just been released. It’s a new feature called Fleets that has the internet rolling with hilarious memes.

What are Twitter’s Stories aka Fleets

Twitter has now just leveled the social media playing field by introducing their new fleets. This is essentially Twitter’s stories like the feature over in Instagram.

If you’re dreading learning yet another social media tool, we welcome you to ease into it with a solid cocktail.

But, for those of us who are ready to start using it, here’s everything you need to know.

How Do Twitter’s Stories Work

According to Twitter, “fleets are for sharing momentary thoughts – they help start conversations and only stick around for 24 hours.”

They continued by stating, “Through our tests – we saw people with Fleets talk more on Twitter. Those new to Twitter found Fleets to be an easier way to share what’s on their mind. Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings.”

What does a Twitter Fleet Look Like

Here’s a quick look at what Twitter’s Stories looks like.

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Image: Twitter

As you can see it’s awfully similar to what Instagram stories look like. The most recent “fleets” are shown at the top of your mobile screen.

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Image: Twitter

According to sites like the Verge “Now, any mobile Twitter user, regardless of where they live or what platform they’re on, will have access to the disappearing messaging feature, which will sit right at the top of the timeline in a row of Stories-like bubbles.”

Also, according to CNBC, Twitter has also introduced a new feature called “Spaces”. Spaces is a place where Twitter users can “engage in real-time, audio conversations with others.”

When can you start using Twitter’s Stories

According to recent reports, Twitter’s stories are now available to everyone.

Here’s a Video Highlighting More About Twitter’s Fleets