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Twitter Experiments With Adding Fleets Features to Other Parts of the Platform

Twitter recently tried to make it so that it could get in on the trend that involved people making Stories on platforms like Snapchat, where this feature was first invented, as well as in places like Facebook and Instagram. Fleets ended up not really being all that much of a success, and users can’t post anything of the sort anymore although that doesn’t mean that the features seen in fleet are gone for good.

Rather, Twitter appears to be experimenting with adding fleets like features to other parts of its platform because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up keeping it up to date with the latest trends regarding what users actually want from their social media platforms. One example of this that has been seen in the testing phase by certain users is the ability to add reactions to quote tweets, as spotted by Alessandro Paluzzi.


These reactions would be added through your camera app. Basically, when you try to quote tweet something and select the reaction option, you will see that tweet in your camera and you can decide what emojis or other reactions you want to add based on your own preferences. The tweet you are quoting will be featured as sticker, and this might be an important step since it would help modernize Twitter instead of just making it a regular text based platform.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that that’s not the only feature that Twitter is experimenting with to compensate for the failure of Fleets, as first spotted by Jonah Manzano. The platform was also seen experimenting with a text editor feature that could potentially make it so that you can add more color and visual flair to the replies that you would be posting to tweets that you might see on your timeline.



Social media has become an increasingly visual type of space, and Twitter’s focus on text based communication has made it seem outdated over time. These updates are going to help make Twitter more visual, and it will be interesting to see whether or not this helps to reverse some of the platform’s flagging fortunes which is something that has quickly become an issue in more ways than people tend to realize. Twitter’s new CEO seem to be following market trends while making his decisions which might work out in the end.

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