Published On: Sat, Jun 20th, 2020

Twitter brings Fleets, the chronicle of Stories, to India

Twitter pronounced Tuesday it is bringing Fleets, a chronicle of Stories that lets users post fleeting calm to a amicable network, to India. The association says it is still contrast a feature, that is also permitted to users in Brazil and Italy.

Fleets aren’t private stories, though it’s Twitter’s approach to concede users to share things that are reduction permitted to a world. As my co-worker Sarah Perez described recently, anyone can revisit someone’s open Twitter form and daub to perspective their Fleets, which, like Stories on other platforms, lay during a tip of a screen. But Fleet won’t disseminate on Twitter’s network, uncover adult in Search or Moments, and it can’t be embedded on a third-party website.

“We’re contrast a approach for we to consider out shrill but a Likes, Retweets, or replies, called Fleets! Best part? They disappear after 24 hours,” Twitter India pronounced in a tweet.

India, a world’s second-largest internet market, is a pivotal abroad republic for several American record companies. Twitter had about 55 million active users in India in a month of April, according to mobile discernment organisation App Annie and common by an attention executive. In comparison, Facebook has over 350 million monthly active users in India, and Google reaches only as vast audience.

This is a initial time in several years that Twitter is timely bringing a underline to India — or doing anything notable in this Asian market, where a height has been scrutinised for not holding quick movement on widespread of misinformation and violent messages.

“India is critical for Twitter given it is one of a largest and fastest-growing assembly markets globally. We are vehement to move a Fleets examination to India and make it one of a initial 3 countries in a universe to knowledge this new product,” pronounced Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director during Twitter India, in a statement.

“From a exam in India, we’ll learn how adding a new mode of review changes a approach Indians rivet on Twitter. It’ll also be engaging to see if it serve amplifies a farrago of use by permitting people to share what they’re meditative in a approach that is light-touch and light-hearted,” he added.

Twitter is maybe a final vital amicable height to try Stories, a underline conceptualised by Snapchat. Stories format has given replicated by Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube. Spotify also recently announced that it was testing a Stories-like underline and even Skype, Match and Bumble tried their hand.

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