Mar 5, 2020

#RIPTwitter trends as firm tests vanishing tweets

Twitter is testing a feature that will allow some tweets to disappear after 24 hours, it announced on Wednesday. The new feature called "Fleets" is similar to vanishing posts on Snapchat and Instagram Stories. Kayvon Beykpour, the company's product lead, said the new feature would allow people to post thoughts they might have felt uncomfortable sharing publicly. The vanishing messages will appear when a user's profile picture is clicked. Mr Beykpour acknowledged that Fleets did sound a lot like the Stories features from Facebook and Instagram.

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