The hashtag #RIPTwitter is currently trending on the social media platform after the micro-blogging website, Twitter rolled out its own version of Stories.
Twitter announced that it has started testing the format called ‘Fleets’ which enables users to post content that disappears in 24 hours. Presently, the company is testing this feature in Brazil.
Unlike, the normal tweets, Fleets will not receive Replies, Likes to Retweets. Also, they will disappear after 24 hours.
This new feature is meant to address one of the primary reasons why users don’t tweet: they feel uncomfortable with Twitter’s public nature.
Fleets will not appear in the regular Twitter timeline of the users. A user has to visit the public Twitter profile and then tap on their Fleets to view it.
Moreover, users will also not be able to circulate the Fleets on the Twitter network, and they will also not show up in search or Moments. Also, users will not be able to embed them on an external website.
However, it seems that this new vanishing tweet feature of Twitter is not going down well with the users. Many users feel that this feature will make the micro blogging website similar to other social media platforms.