Twitter expands its Stories-like Fleets to the Netherlands

Update July 30, 07:30AM UTC: It seems we were wrong about the Netherlands. We confirmed with the user that he was using a VPN with an Italian IP when first appeared. A Twitter spokesperson further told us that, indeed, Fleets aren’t available in the Netherlands, but they’re currently testing the feature in Italy. The company also noted it’s running trials in Brazil, India, and South Korea. It seems Twitter is expanding its trial with ephemeral content — so don’t be surprised if you start seeing Stories on the micro-blogging platform in the near future. Some users in the Netherlands are reporting they now have the ability to post content which will automatically disappear after 24 hours. The feature, which Twitter has dubbed “Fleets,” practically resembles Instagram’s (or Facebook’s or WhatsApp’s) version of Stories. Lol, ik kan Stories plaatsen op Twitter als een soort ‘test’ – ze heten Fleets en verdwijnen ook binnen 24 uur. Echt geen zin in deze nieuwe functie 🤡 pic.twitter.com/iECQGBRfgk — Daniël Verlaan (@danielverlaan) July 29, 2020 From the looks of it, the company is rolling out Fleets only to select users based in the Netherlands. Even though I’m based in Amsterdam, I still don’t have access to…  

 

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