Twitter Fleets
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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Twitter announced on November 10 that it will introduce "Fleets" in Japan, where tweets will disappear 24 hours after being posted. It will be available on iOS and Android in phases, but at the time of writing (3 pm on November 11), many are already available on iOS.

Fleets is a feature that has been in testing since March and, according to Twitter's explanation, is the result of looking for a more relaxed way to share the events and feelings of the moment. The reason for this seems to be that many posts are left in drafts because people are hesitant to post with momentum or feel pressured to get more retweets and likes.

In fact, in tests conducted in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea, the company claims to have found that Fleets have lowered the bar for participation in conversations.

Features include a post button for Fleets and an icon for viewing other people's Fleets at the top of the app, in addition to the usual tweets. Fleets disappear after 24 hours, but in the meantime, anyone who can view the tweets will be able to view them. Also, fleets cannot be retweeted and replies are sent as direct mail. The posters will also be shown who has seen the fleet. Overall, it seems to be on par with Facebook Stories in terms of functionality and interface.

Making people hesitate to post with momentum should be effective in preventing slander. But at the same time, it may also reduce the number of passionate posts in a good way. Note that even though it will disappear in 24 hours, you don't know who will see it, and if you take a screenshot, you can save it. As in the past, it's best to refrain from private content.

Source: Twitter


This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.