Fleets is the answer of Twitter to the Stories of Instagram, Snapchat and other platforms that adopted this format of contents that expire and disappear.
A new function was added to this space of the social network, now allowing to add stickers or GIFs to the Fleets.
The publications made in the story format, like the examples mentioned at the beginning, went from being the novelty of a few years ago, to a standard option, present in most common and massive online communication platforms.
Outside of the social networks that in particular made this format their own in its beginnings, it can now be found on platforms that escape the same dynamic, as in the cases Slack, LinkedIn and Youtube.
In the case of Twitter, its fleets are operational since november last year. Recently, a function already known on other similar platforms was added, which was pending its premiere on the popular network of microblogging.
Stickers and GIFs on Twitter Fleets
If you have ever used a platform that allows you to publish in a story format, you will surely be familiar with this feature.
Through an update that has already been released, users of the Twitter mobile application can now add these stickers to their stories, following the same familiar dynamic. The function is available both in the Android app, as well as in the iOS version.
Your Fleets just got an upgrade.
Now you can express yourself in the conversation with stickers. Add GIFs and Twemojis to a Fleet by tapping the 🙂 icon, on Android and iOS. pic.twitter.com/Ihh9ZZh70a
– Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 31, 2021
The announcement was officially communicated through the official Twitter support account, through a video that summarizes the main news of this update.
To add a sticker to a Fleet, just press the smile icon that appears on the screen when designing the publication. The options displayed through this function offer to add a series of animated stickers made by Twitter, a selection of its own emojis (called Twemoji by Twitter) and the GIFs that can be found in the Tenor and Giphy databases, the latter being owned by Facebook.
It has been only four months since the official implementation of the Fleets on Twitter. So far, the deployment of this feature has been limited to the construction of an environment similar to the one that we have been able to know previously from other platforms.
However, an interesting phenomenon could occur once these functions are consolidated. By then, Twitter would have the free way to deploy innovations with a touch of its own, depending on its plans to renew the operation of the social network and the experience that it seeks to provide its users.