The ephemeral Twitter Fleets that disappear after the 24-hour default timing expires, prepared to shut down by the social media company. Fleets displays at the top of your Twitter screen — a fullscreen tweet that visible directly above your timeline.
Twitter disclosed Fleets’ experience is nothing to tell as a story — the rate of users that used Fleets is below average whereby this fact influences Twitter to consider shutting down the ephemera story. This feature was rolled out for global use eight months ago.
It appears to be more lucrative as Twitter’s Spaces for live audio rooms is a perfect replacement for Fleets. Spaces will also be placed at the same spot Fleets existed — the social media platform intends to notify its users about terminating Fleets, by August
Remember, Fleets’ camera has more editing features such as GIF stickers and text formatting in camera mode. As Fleets seems to be gone, this camera feature will roll over to the next available in-app Twitter feature.
for instance, while you attempt to share a tweet via your regular composer section you will notice Twitter has modified your camera effect with Fleets experience, according to Ilya Brown, Twitter’s vice president of product.
Ilya said: “We hoped Fleets would help more people feel comfortable joining the conversation on Twitter, But, in the time since we introduced Fleets to everyone, we haven’t seen an increase in the number of new people joining the conversation with Fleets as we hoped.”
It worth noting that Fleets is efficient with its ephemeral display. Twitter decides to replace Fleets with Spaces while they are reportedly developing a new feature, in line with Twitter’s tweet.
The social media company appears to be exploring its users’ interest — Fleets was developed to encourage more tweet usage. Still, Twitter believes axing Fleets will encourage more tweet usage since Spaces will take its place, and something else is cooking by Twitter’s developers.
while they rather consume other users’ tweets by “Retweeting” — other social media platforms have reportedly used this similar feature they dubbed “Share,” such as Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
Twitter’s Fleets experience is a Snapchat-like feature that gained the limelight via trends of this feature on Instagram. Twitter should have competed with the likes of Instagram and Snapchat’s story with Fleets still existing