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Twitter adds VANISHING tweets called ‘Fleets’ in shock move to rival Instagram and Snapchat

Twitter adds VANISHING tweets called ‘Fleets’ in shock move to rival Instagram and Snapchat

TWITTER is introducing a new ‘Fleets’ feature that means you can create posts on the platform that disappear after 24 hours.

The feature is similar to Instagram and Facebook Stories or Snapchat.

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Fleets only last for 24 hours[/caption]

Users will be able to write text or react to tweets.

That means if you have something to say but you’d rather it wasn’t on your permanent Twitter feed then you could use ‘Fleets’ instead.

Fleets can also be used to share videos and images that you don’t want to keep for longer periods on your Twitter page.

Twitter’s move to less permanent content aims to encourage more users to feel comfortable on the platform that is notorious for online debates.

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Fleets will enable you to react to Tweets more discretely[/caption]

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It looks very similar to Instagram Stories[/caption]

Fleets will also have customisable text options and backgrounds just like Instagram Stories.

Followers will be able to react to Fleets via direct messages.

They’ll appear at the top of the home timeline section.

Twitter actually trialled the feature earlier this year in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea.

It will now be rolled out to everyone.

Twitter’s Joshua Harris, director of design, and Sam Haveson, product manager, said in a blog post: “We’ve learned that some people feel more comfortable joining conversations on Twitter with this ephemeral format, so what they’re saying lives just for a moment in time.

“In the coming days, everyone globally will have Fleets on Twitter for iOS and Android.”

What to do if your Twitter is hacked

Here’s some tips…

You need to contact Twitter’s official support and tell them what’s happened.

If you get your account back you should change your password immediately.

If you’re using that password for any other accounts you should change them too.

You should also revoke access to any third-party applications.

Twitter has its own list of useful security tips.

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