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So, Twitter's Testing 'Fleets': Posts That Disappear After 24 Hours

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Who knew that the answer to less curated posts would be time-restricted content aka stories? Tbh, may pressure rin kasi 'pag nagpo-post sa feed. The internet is forever, we've always been told. From Snapchat to Instagram, Facebook, and even LinkedIn(!), there's a strong demand for people to be able share things candidly and without the pressure of over-thinking how this will affect someone looking at our feeds in the future.

The latest social media platform to dip its toes into this trend is Twitter, calling their version of disappearing stories Fleets, which garnered mixed (read: interesting) reactions from users.

Some were along the lines of bakit ngayon ka lang, while others shared that Twitterverse won't have much use for this feature. Of course, many users were also excited, even if it so far is only being tested in Brazil. (via Variety)

What we know about Fleets

Much like Stories, Fleets can be photos, videos, text, or even GIFs; and interaction is limited: they cannot be retweeted, liked, or commented on, regardless of whether or not your account is public.

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“People have told us in early research that because Fleets disappear, they feel more willing to share casual, everyday thoughts,” Twitter said on Wednesday, as reported by BuzzfeedNews. “We hope that people who don’t usually feel comfortable Tweeting use Fleets to share musings about what’s on their mind.”

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