Twitter users have shown disapproval of a new feature being tested by the social networking service which will allow users to post photos, videos and text that disappear after 24 hours.
The social network which boasts of approximately 145 million daily active users will now join Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and LinkedIn that also have a feature of self-deleting posts.
Kayvon Beykpour, a product lead at Twitter said Fleets are a way to share fleeting thoughts and they are different from tweets as they disappear after 24 hours.
“Fleets are a way to share fleeting thoughts, unlike Tweets, Fleets disappear after 24 hours and don’t get retweets, likes, or public replies. People can only react to Fleets with DMs if they are open,” he said.
This development might be the biggest change Twitter will make since it started in 2006.
Unfortunately, Tweeps don’t seem excited about it and have responded with the hashtag #RIPTwitter to show that they are not impressed by the advancement.
Here is what Tweeps think of the new feature “Fleets”.
Fleets, however, do not show up in people’s timelines, they are viewed by tapping on one’s avatar.