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Twitter Fleets now available for testing in India

Like Instagram Stories, Twitter Fleets disappear after 24 hours and are displayed at the top of the user's timeline. 

Twitter Fleets will be available to Android and iOS users only.
Twitter Fleets will be available to Android and iOS users only. (Twitter)

Twitter announced its Instagram Stories-like feature called ‘Fleets’ earlier this year. Twitter Fleets are posts that disappear after 24 hours, and this feature is now rolling out to users in India.

Twitter hasn’t officially launched Fleets yet and it is so far available for testing only in Italy, Brazil and now India. Twitter Fleets will be available for Android and iOS users in the coming days. Other than its 24-hour expiry, Twitter Fleets cannot be liked, retweeted or replied to. Users can still see who viewed their Fleets underneath their post.

Twitter Fleets will appear on top of the user’s timeline just like how Instagram Stories appear. There will be a tray of Twitter Fleets with the user’s Twitter avatar. Users can tap on these avatars to check the Fleets.

Twitter Fleets will be displayed on top of the user's timeline.
Twitter Fleets will be displayed on top of the user's timeline. (Twitter)

To post a Fleet users need to tap their avatar which will be visible on the top left corner of their profile. They can add text or photo/video and then tap ‘Fleet’ to post it.

Some actions Twitter allows with Fleets is to reply and react to these posts only if that user’s DMs are open. Any reply or reaction to Fleets will be redirected to the user’s DM. Twitter also lets users report a Fleet.

Since it’s still an experiment and only in three countries so far, there’s no word on whether Twitter will introduce Fleets to all users globally.

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