Starting August 3rd, Twitter will drop its Instagram and Snapchat-like stories feature ‘Fleets’, which was launched globally eight months ago. Twitter said Fleets will go away, and in its place, you will see Spaces, the Clubhouse-like audio sessions.
“We’re removing Fleets on August 3, working on some new stuff. We’re sorry or you’re welcome,” the platform tweeted through its official account. Quite possibly due to its lackluster response and a not-so-happening fanbase, Twitter has taken the decision to abandon the feature.
According to Twitter, Fleets wasn’t getting enough usage on the platform. “We hoped Fleets would help more people feel comfortable joining the conversation on Twitter. But, in the time since we introduced Fleets to everyone, we haven’t seen an increase in the number of new people joining the conversation with Fleets like we hoped,” Ilya Brown, Twitter’s vice president of product, said in a statement to popular tech news portal ‘The Verge’.
Meanwhile, Twitter has also launched a bevy of new features including Spaces, which also appears on the top of the user’s Twitter feed. Twitter has also been announcing monetization tools, which would allow users to make money from their tweets by providing special content, ticketed Spaces, and more.