Twitter has launched a new feature called ‘ets fleet’ worldwide: tweets that disappear after 24 hours, similar to the Stories feature on Snapchat and Instagram.
Twitter previously announced its plans for these fleeting tweets, dubbed the “fleet”, and Tested facility in Brazil, Italy, India and South Korea.
“Some of you told us that tweeting is inconvenient because it feels so public, so permanent, and as if there’s so much pressure to rack up retweets and likes,” Twitter’s design director, Joshua Harris, and product manager , Sam Havenson wrote in a blog post.
“Because they disappear from the scene after a day, the fleet helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, thoughts and feelings.”
Some Twitter users experimenting with the tool said that it created worrying opportunities for online harassment, such as allowing unwanted direct messages. This allowed the fleet writers to tag those who had blocked them. Twitter said it was listening to feedback for such security concerns and working on improvements.
Flats may include text, photos, and videos. They will be available on Twitter and on the sender’s profile at the top of users’ home time.
Twitter and other social media companies are under pressure from better police misconduct and viral misinformation. Twitter spokesman Liz Kelly said the fleet was subject to the same rules as tweets.
Kelly warnings or labels – which Twitter has begun to apply to content such as tampering media and civil processes or misinformation about Kovid-19 – can be implemented in the fleet.
Twitter also confirmed that it was working on a live audio feature, called Space, which was intended to be tested soon. This feature allows users to talk in public group conversations. It has similarities with the clubhouse, a social platform in which voice chat rooms are used.
“Given all the potential for abuse within audio venues, we’re going to make it available to women and historically marginalized communities for the first time,” Kelly said.
Twitter introduced the facility to tweet recorded voice notes for users earlier this year.