“We’re sorry or you’re welcome,” the official Twitter account tweeted out Wednesday in regards to the “Fleet” function on the platform.
we're removing Fleets on August 3, working on some new stuff— Twitter (@Twitter) July 14, 2021
we're sorry or you're welcome
Twitter announced that it will be removing “Fleets” on August 3. Those who are unfamilar, “Fleets” are posts you can add to your profile that will be removed in 24 hours, similar to Instagram “Stories” or a Snapchat post.
In a blog post, Twitter said lack of engagement is the ultimate reason for this decision, “But, in the time since we introduced Fleets to everyone, we haven’t seen an increase in the number of new people joining the conversation with Fleets like we hoped.”
But, don’t worry because Twitter will be adding new functions in order to enhance interactions on the platform, “We’re evolving what Twitter is, and trying bigger, bolder things to serve the public conversation.”
See reactions from Twitter’s announcement and happy fleeting, until August 3!:
Take that fleet and space thing and give us dislike and edit option— yoonkimin⁷ ᴾᵀᴰ 🤠 (@msrightiee) July 14, 2021
can you guys please stop asking an edit button ? it's litteraly the worst idea possible— Théo (@theomcx) July 14, 2021
The 5 people who used fleets must be really disappointed— Sagar (@sagarcasm) July 14, 2021
Remove private QTs.— Pluto-Ann (@PlutoSia) July 14, 2021
Lock unlock spaces.
Hide likes of who I follow in my TL.
Tbf I respect that you guys tried a new feature and have openly admitted that it didn't work as you intended. Keep iterating & testing new stuff.— Dr. Parik Patel, BA, CFA, ACCA Esq. 💸 (@ParikPatelCFA) July 14, 2021
Remove twitter spaces— kira ~ (@Sadcrib) July 14, 2021
unsend DM option— 他妈的 (@sunraysandstuff) July 14, 2021
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give us a widget and we'll be happy. pic.twitter.com/jIURasqy7l— Sami Fathi (@SamiFathi_) July 14, 2021
don't give us an edit button (reverse)— UNO (@realUNOgame) July 14, 2021