Twitter rolls out fleets to India

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Fleets, Twitter’s version of stories, has reached a third country – India. This comes after the debut in Brazil and subsequent launch in Italy last month. The feature is already live and you can give it a try.

Note that fleets live in a separate timeline and are short-lived (they disappear automatically after 24 hours). Basically, this is Twitter’s take on Snapchat’s Stories (a feature that was borrowed by Instagram, WhatsApp, even YouTube and Skype, among others).

Twitter's new feature, Fleets Posting a fleet Posting a fleet
Twitter’s new feature, Fleets • Posting a fleet

Some typical Twitter restrictions apply, including the 280 character limit. But these are different from classic tweets, you can’t retweet or like a fleet, for example. You can react with emojis or reply with DMs, though.

It’s not clear which country will be next to get fleet or when Twitter will make the feature available globally.


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