- Twitter has announced that its Fleets feature, the platform’s version of stories, will be phased down.
- Twitter users can use the tool to publish full-screen photographs, videos, reactions to tweets, or simple text that will be deleted after 24 hours.
- In November 2020, Twitter launched Fleets to compete with Snapchat and Instagram’s storytelling features.
- Musk, the millionaire CEO of Tesla, requested new laughing emojis.
Twitter will discontinue its Fleets feature, the platform’s version of stories. The feature lets Twitter users post full-screen photos, videos, reactions to tweets, or plain text that disappears after 24 hours. Musk asked for new laughing emojis and an edit button.
Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk tweeted a request to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shortly after the microblogging platform announced it would terminate its Fleets feature, it’s equivalent of tales. Musk requested a fresh set of laughing emojis.
Musk tweeted, “A new laughing emoji on DMs would be awesome.”
Other Twitter users reacted to Musk’s statement by posting their wish list for the network. “And an edit button,” a user is known only as The Chairman added.
According to Twitter’s recent announcement, the business will discontinue the feature it introduced last year to compete with Snapchat and Instagram’s stories capabilities.
“We’ll be deactivating Fleets on August 3 to focus on new projects. Please accept our apologies or our warm greetings. “Dorsey was tagged in a tweet on Twitter’s social media handle.
In a statement, Twitter’s vice president of product, Ilya Brown, said, “We believed Fleets would help more individuals feel comfortable joining the discourse on Twitter.” “However, we haven’t seen the boost in the number of new people entering the Fleets conversation that we had hoped for in the time since we introduced Fleets to everyone.”
In November 2020, Twitter launched Fleets. Twitter users can use the tool to publish full-screen photographs, videos, reactions to tweets, or simple text that will be deleted after 24 hours. Years after Snapchat and Facebook provided similar features for their users, Fleets arrived.
According to The Verge, Twitter’s decision to end Fleets isn’t simply an admission that the feature didn’t work, but also that the business hasn’t worked out how to entice people to tweet more.