After Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, now Twitter has begun testing its own version of ‘Stories’ named Fleet. Twitter announced the arrival of the new feature in a blog dedicated to Brazil. With the introduction of ‘Fleets’ users will now be able to add ephemeral content to Twitter which would disappear after 24 hours.
Twitter also elaborated on how Fleets would work. Fleets, though aren’t non-public, won’t circulate on Twitter’s network, show up in Search or Moments, and it can’t be embedded on an external website.
Currently, the Brazil version of the app will have icons on the top of the timeline that one could easily identify as the Stories feature. Once you click on the first icon of at the top with a bubble a blank slate appears. A user can share anything from text to photos, GIFs and videos on Fleet.
At launch, consumers will be able to post videos up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds in length (or 512MB). Whitelisted publishers will be able to publish videos up to 10 minutes in length.
As soon as the feature was announced, people began trolling the same because, of course, the trend of adding the Stories feature to every app is getting too cliche, to be honest.
Also, people have been asking an Edit button for twitter for ages, which the company has said that it will probably never add. So adding Stories and not the Edit button resulted to #RIPTwitter trending on Twitter. Have a look.