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New Twitter feature makes content disappear after 24 hours

Twitter has launched a feature which allows its users to post content set to disappear after 24 hours.

Called "Fleets," the new "ephemeral format" is similar to Snapchat, Instagram Stories, and Facebook Stories.

According to Twitter, they developed the feature for users who feel pressured by the public and permanent nature of Tweeting.

"Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings," Twitter said. "What they're saying lives just for a moment in time rather than forever."

Users are allowed to Fleet texts, reactions to Tweets, photos, or videos, with the option to customize with text, background, and emojis. Stickers and live broadcasting will also be available soon.

Followers can see the Fleets on top of their home timeline. They can also reply to Fleets if the user has open direct messages.

The feature was tested in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea and will be rolled out globally in a few days.  —MGP, GMA News

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