Twitter, after a long testing period, rolled out a new feature that will allow tweets to disappear after 24 hours.
The new feature from Twitter, called “fleets” is similar to vanishing posts on Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp Stories. India, only the third country in the world (after Brazil and Italy) to implement it, Twitter Fleets sure got netizens talking.
On June 9, Twitter India in its tweet wrote, “We’re testing a way for you to think out loud without the Likes, Retweets, or replies, called Fleets! Best part? They disappear after 24 hours.”
The new feature follows the same old drill as on other social media platforms. Circles appear in the head of your timeline. You can click on “+” to add Fleets to your Twitter account. You also have access to stories of accounts you are following, in the adjacent circles to yours.
Basically, this new feature has nothing new. The feature which has began rolling out to Android and iOS smartphone users in India does nothing new except eliminating the race of “retweets” and “likes”.
It didn’t take long for #Fleets to become the top trending hashtag in India.
So, here’s a bunch of memes to let you know about Twitter’s new addition.
Netizens start mocking Twitter for following the same old drill:
— Mojo (@Singhlicious) June 9, 2020
— AHTESHAM (@Ahtesham0007) June 9, 2020
— Sir-Kid (@ooobhaishab) June 9, 2020
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) June 9, 2020
Mark Zuckerberg to Jack Dorsey: pic.twitter.com/5FcQniakzI
— Prabhat Kashyap (@prabhiman97) June 9, 2020
— him🅰️nshu maheshwari💧 (@baniyaboi) June 9, 2020
Woaahh !! Mumbai Local Indicators have stories now. pic.twitter.com/yLOSszx1jt
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) April 7, 2017
— HiⓂ️anshi J🅰️in (@lawyerdhimanshi) June 9, 2020
— 🌸🌸🌸🥀 (@abey_saaayli) June 9, 2020
Dear @Twitter I didn’t need #fleets. I don’t miss having a feature like this when I tweet. What I do miss is having the ability to edit small mistekes in tweets that I post without having to delete them & post corrected versions. Thanks muchly #FleetsFeedback
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 9, 2020
Twitter Introduce #fleets but not Introducing Edit Option
Public : pic.twitter.com/QeKeQnrEoX
— S̷h̷i̷v̷a̷m̷ ✨ HBD Himu 😍 (@Intrepid_SK) June 9, 2020