Fleets apparently still noticeable on Twitter after 24 hours thanks to a bug
Twitter’s brand-new ephemeral tweets, referred to as fleets, are supposed to last for only 24 hours. But a brand-new bug was causing fleets to not absolutely vanish, staying available well past their expiration dates. First reported by TechCrunch, the bug allows fleets to be seen and downloaded by other users, but without alerting the fleet’s author.
Twitter didn’t immediately respond to an ask for remark from The Brink on Sunday, but informed TechCrunch it understood the bug, accessible via a “technical workaround” which indicated a fleet’s URL could be accessed after 24 hours had passed. “We are working on a repair that needs to be presented soon,” a spokesperson stated.
The “workaround” referenced appears to be a designer app that could scrape fleets from public accounts via Twitter’s API. The workaround didn’t seem working Sunday morning so it’s possible Twitter has currently implemented a repair.
Twitter is a bit late to the disappearing material celebration– fleets are basically its variation of Instagram or Snapchat stories, They enable mobile Twitter users to briefly share text, videos, images, or other tweets. They’re not indicated to be retweetable and you can’t straight “like” a fleet, but you can respond to one by tapping on it, which sends out a direct message to the fleet’s developer.
With the majority of fleets users can see who has actually seen it, but there’s presently no chance to understand whether somebody has taken a screenshot of your fleet, which naturally would enable it to survive on past the 24 hour expiration.
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