Twitter Launches Its Own Version Of Stories, Calls It Fleets

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

Twitter's got a new feature, and it'll probably sound familiar.


It's called Fleets, a new tool that lets you write text, post photos, videos, or add earlier tweets into a little visual info-nugget that disappears after 24 hours.

So, pretty much exactly the same as Instagram Stories, which themselves are a rip-off of Snapchat Stories. Frankly, we're surprised it took Twitter this long to launch this.

Overall, people also have mixed feelings about Twitter’s new Fleets feature. While 72.4% of online users have neutral feelings towards the feature, 17% don’t like Fleets and have expressed how it feels like a copycat to Instagram Stories and provides no real value to their Twitter experience.


At least 10.6% of users, however, like Fleets and enjoy sharing content, such as TikTok videos, to Fleets for their followers to see. Users have also experienced how they like Fleets because of how it has become a good way of starting conversations with other users.


Last updated: 1 Dec, 2020