- Twitter on Wednesday said its launch of Fleets, a disappearing-message feature, was having performance and stability problems.
- Many users won’t get Fleets “for a few more days,” the company said.
- Users have raised privacy concerns, saying the feature encouraged harassment. Some Twitter users were able to send Fleets to people whose direct messages were closed.
- A Twitter spokeswoman told Bloomberg on Thursday that the company was working to fix privacy issues.
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Twitter on Wednesday said it was slowing down its rollout of Fleets, a 24-hours-and-its-gone messaging feature announced Tuesday, because of tech issues.
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Disappearing posts like Fleets, named for “fleeting thoughts,” aren’t a new concept. Snapchat pioneered them when it launched in 2011. In the years since, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn have all introduced similar