Fleets: Twitter’s disappearing tweets now available for everyone

Twitter said that it is rolling it out to everyone starting today.

In Summary

•You could visit someone’s public Twitter profile and tap to view their Fleets even if you don’t follow them.

•But their Fleet won’t circulate Twitter’s network, show up in Search or Moments, and it can’t be embedded on an external website.

 

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You will now be able to post articles on Twitter without worrying that your spur-of-the-moment reactions will come back to haunt you.

Unlike tweets, Twitter’s new 'Fleets' can’t receive Likes, Replies or Retweets. And they’ll disappear entirely after 24 hours.

"Fleets are a new, low pressure way to share text, photos, videos, and tweets," Twitter said on Tuesday.

Once you see your profile image in the new bar across the top of your app’s Home timeline, tap it to get started.

"That thing you didn’t tweet but wanted to but didn’t but got so close but then were like nah. We have a place for that now—Fleets! " they said.

Twitter said that it is rolling it out to everyone starting today.

You could visit someone’s public Twitter profile and tap to view their Fleets even if you don’t follow them.

But their Fleet won’t circulate Twitter’s network, show up in Search or Moments, and it can’t be embedded on an external website.

"Some of you tell us that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there's so much pressure to rack up Retweets and Likes," Twitter said.