Twitter shuts down ‘Fleets’ service

Twitter Inc announced on July 14, 2021 that it is going to shut down its Fleets feature.

Key points

  • As per Twitter, this feature will no longer be available after August 3.
  • Twitter will shut down this feature because it failed to attract more users.

About the fleet feature

Fleet feature of twitter was similar to “Instagram’s disappearing stories feature”. It was launched in November 2020 with the aim of targeting people who share thoughts publicly through tweets. This feature was launched after listening to this feedback of users in order to address some of the anxieties that people back from talking on Twitter. Fleets are a way that share fleeting thoughts. Fleets disappear after 24 hours and don’t get Retweets, Likes, or public replies. However, people can only react to Fleets with Direct Messages. Fleets are used by people who are already Tweeting to amplify their own Tweets.

About Twitter

Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service. Through this platform, users post and interact with messages called as tweets. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets. Unregistered users can only read those posts. Users access Twitter using its website interface or its mobile-device application software. This service could also be accessed through SMS before April 2020. It is provided by Twitter Inc., which is a corporation based in San Francisco, California. Twitter has more than 25 offices across the world. Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and was launched in July 2006.

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