Twitter introduced Fleets and there’s a real love/hate reaction online

Twitter introduced Fleets and there's a real love/hate reaction online

Fleets, effectively Twitter’s version of Instagram and Snapchat Stories, rolled out on Tuesday. The reaction was, well, mixed…but certainly strong. 

In case you don’t know how Stories work, a Fleet is basically a tweet that disappears in 24 hours. They now appear on the top of most folks’ timelines on the Twitter mobile app. 

The company has said it found that it helped people new to the platform get involved in conversations. 

“Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings,” the company wrote in a blog post.  Read more…

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