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Your tweet could last just 24 hours with “fleets”

by Tanya Basu

The company will launch a story function that looks a lot like the ones at competitors Instagram and Snapchat—but there are already fears that it could be abused.

The announcement: On Wednesday, the company announced that it was testing “fleets” in Brazil. These are tweets that disappear after 24 hours and live their brief existence in a separate timeline. In a series of tweets, product manager Kayvon Beykpour acknowledged what we were all thinking: This is the Twitter version of Instagram’s and Snapchat’s story feature.


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