Twitter testing vanishing Tweets
Twitter is testing vanishing tweets as a means for users to ‘think aloud’ with messages that vanish after a day.
Twitter has coined the disappearing messages ‘fleets’ and they are currently being tested in Brazil.
If they prove popular, Twitter would match the disappearing posts that Snapchat made so popular, and was later adopted by both Facebook and Instagram.
"We are experimenting with a new way for you to 'think aloud' on Twitter, with no likes, retweets or public comments," the company said in a message posted from its @TwitterBrasil account.
"The name of this is Fleets. Want to know the best? They disappear after 24 hours."
Twitter’s product lead Kayvon Beykpour said the fleets would encourage people to share thoughts they might otherwise hold back.
"This is a substantial change to Twitter, so we're excited to learn by testing it (starting with the rollout today in Brazil) and seeing how our customers use it," Beykpour tweeted.