Twitter gets Fleets, voice tweets, and other important features
Ankita Chakravarti November 26, 2020
Twitter has been updating its app with a lot of interesting features on a regular basis. The micro-blogging site announced recently that it will bring back its blue tick verification on the platform albeit with few changes. Other than that, the most talked-about feature that Twitter received recently was the Fleets. The feature was initially tested in India and Brazil but has now been made available to all users across the globe.
So here is looking at all the features that were launched on Twitter
The Instagram-like feature Fleets was made available to all users. The Fleets appear on the top of a Twitter account, right below the icon. To view Fleets posted by the people you follow, you can tap on their profile pictures. The Fleets don't remain permanently on the site like Tweets. They cannot be shared, liked, or get comments. However, people can react to your tweets with Direct Messages if you follow the person and are followed by him. Fleets won't remain in your profile for long so you can always write about your current state of mind or post a picture that you want to share immediately without giving much thought to it.
Warning before liking a labeled tweet
Twitter announced recently that it will warn users before they like a tweet that has been labeled for misinformation. Announcing the new feature, Twitter wrote, "Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules is vital. These prompts helped decrease Quote Tweets of misleading information by 29% so we're expanding them to show when you tap to like a labeled Tweet." Twitter aims to reduce the likes and retweets of a tweet carrying misleading information.
Twitter unveiled a new feature called Topics for Indian users a few days ago. The feature was launched to make it easier for Indian users to interact, find, follow the things they love. Twitter in its blog had stated that the new feature allows people to get more tweets, posts from the topic of their interest in their feed. Topics also allow users to connect with followers with similar interests and have discussions about their favorite topics. This way they can also expand the reach of their profile and get more visible. The Topics are available in Hindi and English language both.
Twitter had rolled a feature called Voice Tweets earlier this year. This means that users can post audio tweets. The feature has only been rolled out to iOS users.