Twitter began testing its new service for stories. The analog of Instagram and Facebook “stories” is being tested among users from Brazil, said Kayvon Beykpour, the CEO and co-founder of Periscope, an app that enables anyone to capture or watch live video broadcasts. Twitter acquired Periscope in 2015.
This analog of "stories" is called Fleets. It allows users to publish content for a limited time. In Twitter, users can upload photos, videos, or text that will disappear in a day.
The Brazilian Twitter account says the social network is experimenting with a new way of thinking out loud on Twitter, without likes, retweets, or public comments. The service will allow you to share not only text messages, but also files of other media formats, like gifs. You can only respond to fleets using emoji, like on Instagram.
Users will be able to publish videos that are up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds long, while large companies — up to 10 minutes. Also, unlike in other social networks, several fleets from one person will be displayed in a vertical ribbon, and not in a horizontal one.
The first users told that due to fleets disappearing, they are more willing to share ordinary daily thoughts. In such a way, people who usually don't feel comfortable using tweets use Fleets to share what they have in mind.
Firstly, the format of stories appeared in Snapchat. Now, their analogs are represented in all major social networks, including Instagram, Facebook, and Vkontakte. Earlier in February, Twitter provided an opportunity to engage users in checking information for authenticity through the Community Notes system. Users will be able to add comments, additional information, and an essential context to tweets. If the community decides that the information in a tweet is false or misleading, an orange or red plate will appear below it.