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Twitter’s Testing a New Collaborative Tool for Fleets

Twitter is testing something new!

It’s testing a new release of the tool named “Fleets” which is the Stories version of Twitter.

Co-fleets
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The new feature will include the “double bubble fleets” that let people merge into a single stream. Clicking on it will make people see the two twitter users’ Fleet in one time.

Collaborative Fleets

We don’t have a lot of information to go on at this stage, so it’s hard to say what the exact functionality might be, but it could add another consideration to the broader Stories trend, enabling combined storytelling or engagement within a single, temporary feed.

This is going to give some people a new feature that includes interviews and real-time highlights from events and GIF wars and so on.

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We don’t have a lot of data to go on at this stage, so it’s difficult to state what the actual process may be. However, it might combine different consideration to the broader Stories trend, enabling combined storytelling or engagement within one, temporary feed.

Definitely, Instagram does have co-streaming, which produces an equal effect on the Stories tape.

Instagram Live guests

However, this only applies to streams – no other platform, so far, display collaborative Stories, that may add a different element to Twitter’s offering.

Twitter has additionally been seeking new ways to simplify additional tweet discussion options, like the more confined debate in tweet streams.

“It’s actually quite difficult to have a fireside chat when you have a billion people screaming into your ear. Like, imagine we had tens of thousands of people in the studio with us right now, talking into our ear while we were talking to each other.”

Beykpour, in this case, was particulticlarly pointing to the challenges of hosting a Q and A session by tweet, in order to everyone can utilize an event hashtag and add their ideas to a stream, making it difficult for both participants and Twitter users to follow one thread.

That’s what leads Twitter to develop its new controls over who can respond to your tweets, which are now in experimenting with some users.

Tweet reply controls

Probably, this Fleet feature would align with that focus, and give another way to facilitate more confined, restricted conversations in the application.

Fleets are still being released gradually, with people from Brazil, Italy, India, and the newest addition, South Korea, now able to access it.

Such as, it’s somehow shocking to view Twitter looking to release in new features earlier in the process – however, then again, maybe the primary testing has given insight into new use cases, which will help Twitter polish the product before the launching.

It’s an exciting sight anyway – we’ve asked Twitter if they have any further insight to share on the option, and Fleets generally.

UPDATE:

“We are testing something new for some people using Fleets in Brazil so they can Fleet with another account and everyone can see their conversation for 24 hours. We are trying this to understand how people might use this new way of having conversations in Fleets, as part of our bigger efforts to better serve the public conversation and encourage people to share fleeting thoughts.”

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