Twitter Users Can Now Add GIFs and Stickers to Ephemeral 'Fleets'

Twitter today added options to include stickers and other media in its ephemeral tweets, or "Fleets," which last for 24 hours on the social network before disappearing.

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Launched on the platform back in November, Fleets are short stories made up of photos or videos with overlaying text. Much like stories on Instagram or Facebook, Fleets are located at the top of the Twitter timeline.

Now when Twitter users compose a Fleet, they'll see a smiley face icon at the bottom of the screen for adding animated stickers and emoji ("Twemoji) to their creation. Meanwhile, searching for something in the search bar at the top of the screen pulls up GIFs from Tenor and Giphy.

How to Create a Fleet on Twitter

  1. Tap your profile image in the Twitter app.
  2. Tap the Fleet compose icon.
  3. Compose your message, using text, emoji, photos, a GIF, or video. To add media, tap the screen to bring up the keyboard and toolbar. There, you'll find the Align button to format text, a B button to bold text, and a Highlight button to highlight it. The color wheel can be used to change the text and highlight color, and the circle icon at the bottom left of the screen to changes the background color.
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  4. Tap the Fleet button to post the Fleet to your profile, where it'll remain for 24 hours.

To delete a posted Fleet, simply select it and tap Delete Fleet. Note that Fleets have no retweets, likes, or public comments, do not show up in search or moments, and cannot be embedded on external websites.

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Top Rated Comments

yaxomoxay Avatar
20 months ago
Wwoooow! This is what I have been waiting for since the Compuserve times!!
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japanime Avatar
20 months ago
The toilet known as Twitter is about to get even more, well ... ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
qoop Avatar
20 months ago
Why does Twitter get so angry when people express themselves with ordinary words?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DanTSX Avatar
20 months ago

Why does Twitter get so angry when people express themselves with ordinary words?
Words must be controlled.

now dancing poop images must be controlled as well when they become politicized.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ApplesAreSweet&Sour Avatar
20 months ago

Why does Twitter get so angry when people express themselves with ordinary words?
Because TikTok is absoltely dominating the youngest aka future (potential) Twitter demographic. and increasingly beyond kids, teens and young adults.

They have to move where a huge chunk of the market is moving to, that is video posts galore.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Delta-NC Avatar
20 months ago
Oh wow! Great! Well done Twitter! You've added a feature to a feature I don't use! Amazing! I look forward to never using that. Now if you could get around to adding the ability for me to give you €20 a year so I don't have to view the annoying ad tweets you show me as every third tweet which are never relevant to me an which I never click on so you can make 25 cents a year from me being on Twitter that would be great! Because those irrelevent ads I'm constantly being shown for floor mats and kites every third tweet are seriously just making me think of deleting Twitter just as I did other social networks. Thanks!
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