Twitter will remove its Instagram Stories-like Fleets on 3 August because ‘it’s working on some new stuff’- Technology News

Twitter is removing Fleets.

In a post shared on Wednesday, Twitter announced that on 3 August it will remove its Fleets feature. Twitter said that it is withdrawing the feature because it’s “working on some new stuff”.

“We hoped Fleets would help more people feel comfortable joining the conversation on Twitter,” Ilya Brown, Twitter’s vice president of product, said in a statement. “But, in the time since we introduced Fleets to everyone, we haven’t seen an increase in the number of new people joining the conversation with Fleets like we hoped.”

Twitter Fleets is an Instagram Stories-like ephemeral feature, that appears on the top of a user’s feed, and posts on it disappear in 24 hours.

Twitter started testing Fleets in June 2020, and eventually rolled it out to users globally in November last year. The move to remove the feature feels hurried since it was rolled out less than a year ago, but it especially feels sudden because Twitter started testing ads in Fleets just last month.


Angelina Burt

A late bloomer but an early learner, Angelina likes to be honestly biased. Though fascinated by the far-flung corners of the galaxy, She doesn’t fancy the idea of humans moving to Mars. Angelina is a Contributing Author for NME.

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