Fleets are Twitter’s answer to Instagram Stories, Snapchat, and other platforms that have adopted this format of content that expires and disappears.
A new feature was added to this space of the social network, allowing now to add stickers or GIFs to the Fleets.
Posts made in the story format, such as the examples mentioned at the beginning, went from being the novelty of a few years ago to a standard option, present in most common and massive online communication platforms.
Apart from the social networks that in particular made this format their own at the beginning, it can now be found in platforms that escape from this same dynamic, as in the cases of Slack, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
In the case of Twitter, its Fleets have been operational since November last year. Recently, a function already known in other similar platforms was added, which was pending its premiere in the popular microblogging network.
Stickers and GIFs in Twitter Fleets
If you have ever used any platform that allows you to make posts in story format, you will surely be familiar with this feature.
Through an update that has now been released, users of Twitter’s mobile app can now add these stickers to their stories, following the same familiar dynamic. The feature is available both in the Android app, as well as in the iOS version.
The announcement was officially communicated through the official Twitter support account, through a video that summarizes the main new features of this update.
To add a sticker to a Fleet, just click on the smile icon that appears on the screen when designing the publication. The options deployed through this function offer to add a series of animated stickers made by Twitter, a selection of own emojis (called Twemoji by Twitter), and the GIFs that can be found in the databases of Tenor and Giphy, the latter being owned by Facebook.
It has been only four months since the official implementation of Fleets on Twitter. So far, the deployment of this feature has been limited to building an environment similar to what we have previously been able to learn about from other platforms.