Twitter’s support team said in a tweet on Wednesday that Twitter will slow down the release of tweets that disappear 24 hours after the feature was released on a global scale to address performance and stability issues.
The support team said: “If you don’t have this feature, you may not be able to use it for a few days.”
We are slowing down the launch of the fleet to resolve some performance and stability issues. If you don’t have this feature yet, you may not be able to use it in a few days.
We love that so many people are using the fleet and want to make sure we provide the best experience for everyone.
-Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 19, 2020
A fleet of text, photos and videos will be displayed at the top of the Twitter username and sender’s profile.
Twitter released these short tweets on Tuesday after testing the features in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea, called “Fleet”. Twitter did not share the number of uses of this feature, but Joshua Harris, the design director of the social media platform, said at a virtual press conference that Fleets help make people more comfortable on the platform.
“A lot of people don’t tweet. Using tweets and replies feels like a burden to tweet. People are lurking, drafting tweets and then not sending them.” Harris said. The team created a way to reduce stress to join the conversation. This will make it easier for people to join the conversation, because this is just a day and it will not last forever. We have also seen more and more people join the conversation on Twitter, and we have found that Twitter newcomers are more comfortable. “
The fleet was launched in India in June, and Twitter stated that at least anecdotalically, more and more people are interacting with the platform, but during this period, we found that the usage of the feature has declined.
© Thomson Reuters 2020
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