Today, Tuesday, Twitter announced the official launch of the feature (temporary tweets) that disappear after a specified period of time, in an attempt to compete with the stories that were common in most messaging and other social networking applications.
The US tech giant began testing its new feature called Fleets – meaning the fleeting thing – last March, and today it announced it will be available to all users.
Twitter said today, Tuesday, in a post on its blog: “The goal of Twitter is to be a service for public conversation, as it is where you go to see what is happening and talk about it. But some of you tell us that Twitter is uncomfortable because it appears public and permanent, and that there is great pressure to collect retweet, likes. She added, “This is why; Unfortunately, there are a lot of tweets that remain in the drafts! ”
That thing you didn’t Tweet but wanted to but didn’t but got so close but then were like nah.— Twitter (@Twitter) November 17, 2020
We have a place for that now—Fleets!
Rolling out to everyone starting today. pic.twitter.com/auQAHXZMfH
To help users feel more comfortable, according to Twitter, the company has worked on a way that is less pressure for users to talk about what’s going on. So today I launched Fleets so everyone can easily join conversations in a new way, and with their fleeting thoughts.
Although Twitter – since its establishment in 2006 – only allowed the publication of tweets, it seems that the new feature that the company was testing in Brazil only comes to diversify the user experience, and to keep pace with a feature that has become important these days, even the social network dedicated to the business sector (LinkedIn ) I started testing it before Twitter.
Similar to the stories feature in other apps, temporary Tweets will disappear 24 hours after they are posted. Twitter says: The temporary tweets are designed to calm the fears of new users who do not like the general and persistent nature of regular tweets.
Twitter explained: It is not possible to retweet temporary tweets, nor can it be “liked”, but other users can reply to them, so that these responses appear as private messages on the original tweet, but not as public tweets. Note that temporary tweets do not appear in search results, but anyone can see other people’s tweets, even if they are not on the list of followers.
Twitter hopes that temporary tweets will encourage users to share many spontaneous daily thoughts, in a way more than permanent tweets that remain and do not disappear, and cannot be modified.