Not long ago Twitter introduced its own ‘stories’ like feature, joining other social media services such as Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook who all offer something similar. Like other platforms, Fleets were displayed at the top of the Twitter application and each Fleet was viewable for 24 hours, after which it would expire.
In a reply to the announcement Tweet, the official Twitter account said:
We hoped Fleets would encourage more people to join the conversation, but that wasn’t the case. So we’re removing them and focusing on improving other parts of Twitter.
From the 3rd of August Twitter Fleets will no longer exist, the area at the top of Twitter applications where Fleets are located will then just display any open Twitter Spaces instead.
It would appear Twitter’s take on a stories feature did not quite gain the same popularity that Snapchat and Instagram have experienced. However, Twitter has also recently introduced other features such as its Twitter Spaces, where users can join a chat room to listen to a live conversation.