Twitter Delays The Deployment Of 'fleets' That Vanish Around The World, To Correct 'efficiency problems'
The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen. (REUTERS)
Twitter Inc. will slow the roll-out of tweets that will vanish after 24 hours to address efficiency and reliability problems, the Twitter support team said on 19 November in a tweet.
"We slow down the roll-out of fleets in order to address some problems in efficiency and stability," Twitter tweeted.
This comes one day after the worldwide launch of Twitter. After testing the feature in Brazil, Italy, India and South Korea, the company launched these ephemeral fleet tweets on Wednesday.
"You can not get the feature for a few more days if you don't have the feature yet," said the support team.
"We like the use of fleets for so many people and want to ensure that we provide them with the best experience," she said.
We’re slowing down the rollout of Fleets to fix some performance and stability problems. If you don’t have the feature yet, you may not get it for a few more days.
We love that so many people are using Fleets and want to ensure we’re providing the best experience for everyone.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 19, 2020
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