Now that all other social media platforms have added them, Twitter will be rolling out it’s own version of stories, called “Fleets”.
The company announced Wednesday in a blog post they started testing the self-deleting feature in Brazil.
“Fleets are for you to share your ideas and momentary opinions. These posts disappear after 24 hours and have no Retweets, likes or public comments,” the blog post said.
“In an initial survey, people told us that, once the Fleets are gone, they are more comfortable sharing everyday and everyday thoughts. We hope that those people who are not usually comfortable with Tweeting use Fleets to talk about the reflections that come to their head.”
But by Wednesday night, the hashtag #RIPTwitter was the top trending topic in the United States.
Many users said they would like the ability to edit tweets after they are posted instead.
No word on if the “Fleets” will be sticking around, or if they will disappear within 24 hours in tragic irony. Stay tuned.