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Inc42 Shots | Twitter’s ‘Fleet’ Feature Adds To Fake News Concerns

Twitter had first introduced the Fleet feature in Brazil on March 4, 2020. The company had then expanded the services to Italy on May 21. Commenting on the feature, Kayvon Beykpour, product lead at Twitter, said that “we’re hoping that Fleets can help people share the fleeting thoughts that they would have been unlikely to Tweet.” He also admitted that the feature is similar to stories, but has a few ‘intentional’ differences that are more focused towards sharing and seeing people’s thoughts.

Fleet is a way for users to share their thoughts without retweets, likes or public replies. Other users can only react to a Fleet through direct messages. This will give a sense of security to users, who seek to avoid likes, retweets and public response.

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