Twitter began testing disappearing Fleets posts in one country earlier this year, but now the feature is beginning to roll out to all Twitter users worldwide.
Fleets is Twitter's version of the disappearing Stories-style post, letting you share something that'll disappear after 24 hours. You can write some text, share a Tweet, or post a photo or video in a Fleet with your followers, and Twitter says it's adding stickers and live broadcasting to Fleets soon.
When you post a Fleet, your followers will see at at the top of their timeline. Your Fleets will also be viewable at the top of your profile.
You can't Like or Retweet a Fleet, but anyone can reply to your Fleet with a Direct Message if you have your DMs open.
That thing you didn’t Tweet but wanted to but didn’t but got so close but then were like nah.
We have a place for that now—Fleets!
Rolling out to everyone starting today. pic.twitter.com/auQAHXZMfH
— Twitter (@Twitter) November 17, 2020
Twitter explains that it's rolling out Fleets because it seems them as an easier, lower pressure way to share things with your followers. With a regular Tweet, your post will stick around forever unless you actively go back and delete it. "Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings," Twitter found in its testing of Fleets.