Twitter Addresses Some Concerns About Its Fleets Disappearing Tweets Feature

The social network corrected a backlog in its backend system that let URLs remain accessible after 24 hours

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The Twitter Support team issued some clarifications regarding the social network’s recently introduced Fleets disappearing tweets feature in a series of tweets Sunday.

Responding to concerns that Fleets were still viewable following their 24-hour expiration period, Twitter Support said the social network’s backend system has a queue that deletes Fleets media after 24 hours, and that system fell behind last Friday morning due to scaling problems.

Twitter Support explained, “This meant that developers could save a Fleet URL during the 24 hours when the Fleet was active.



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