Can you see Twitter Fleets on desktop?

Twitter to finish delayed 'fleets' rollout by Friday: executive

So can you see Twitter Fleets on desktop? One question everyone wants to know is: Can you screenshot them? Not everyone is all that enamored with the social media app's latest feature, but there is a way to get rid of Fleets if you're willing to put the work in.

The social media giant is rolling out a new feature, similar to that of Instagram's Stories, where people can post updates that will disappear after 24 hours. This may resemble the stories and type of stuff people post on Instagram stories where people only post stuff for the basic goal of engaging themselves with other people and can post content that is not worthy to be framed and put on their walls of social media.

"It kind of robs them of the uniqueness of that platform or their own identity as a Twitter user and they feel like it could be diluting Twitter into a lesser platform if it mimics what they consider to be a more ephemeral platform like Snapchat, which they may not be using as much because of those characteristics, "Sundar said".

Disappearing posts like Fleets, named for "fleeting thoughts", aren't a new concept.

It's easy enough to mute a fleet from an individual account, but the annoying part is doing that for every single one until you have no Fleets left. Every time someone Fleets for the first time, you'll have to go through the process again.

Fleets will be shown at the top of users timeline. "Text" allows you to share a text post, "Camera Roll" allows you to choose a photo or video from your device's library, "Capture" allows you to take a new photo (or video) and "Video" allows you to record a new video.

Fleets can't be retweeted and you can't even reply, though you can send a direct message or send an emoji.

Each of these options allows you to customize your Fleet in different ways before sharing it. Now tap 'Share in Fleet.' Then, you can add text or emojis. Twitter added that stickers and live broadcasting will be available soon.



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