How to disable Twitter fleets
Twitter has introduced its own stories. Like other platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc., the platform of the bird has also wanted to add to this type of communication based on ephemeral messages that self-destruct after 24 hours since its publication date.
And although on Twitter there is usually much more reluctance as to what or how certain news is introduced, it seems that these stories that have been called Fleets are liking much more. Probably because the concept of history itself is much easier to assume and use than that of other characteristics, such as audio messages. These caused a stir and, above all, concern among users who feared that their timeline would become a river of audio. Fortunately, this was not the case, although it is still a very interesting option for certain user profiles.
However, the fleets are not, these seem to be being used more. Although there are also users who are annoyed that now in their Twitter app for Android or iOS there are only circles with avatars of users who we follow that indicate that they have published a fleet.
Therefore, if you are one of them and you want to know how to eliminate them. We are going to give you three options. None of them are perfect as such, because it would be great if there was an option within the configuration settings of the official client that would automatically hide them, but surely that does not fit into Twitter’s plans. So let’s go one by one.
The first option to stop seeing the fleets published by the profiles you follow on Twitter is to silence them. The problem with this is that it is something that you have to do user by user. So … if you dare, it is better to start now, so that if others begin to use these stories as well, you will not have to repeat the same process so many times on the same day.
To silence a user’s fleets you just have to do the following:
- Open your iOS or Android Twitter app
- Tap on the user circle that indicates that you have published a new fleet and keep it
- The Mute option will appear
- Silence and you will stop seeing their stories on Twitter
Silencing fleet is just that, silencing the stories but not what it publishes and appears on your timeline.
Use the web version of Twitter
When accessing Twitter from the browser, the fleet does not appear at the top. Moreover, for now directly is that they do not appear. So, use Twitter from the browser It is also an option to continue reading your timeline as before without having to see so many little circles indicating that there are new fleets.
Not the best option, but not bad either. In addition, you can create a shortcut from the home screen through the sharing options of both iOS and Android.
Third-party Twitter clients
Finally, another option is use third-party Twitter clients. This is something that, perhaps, deprives you of certain options or news that are in the official application, but it is something that you will have to choose.
The good news is that these clients usually have a bit more control and what to show and how. For example, there are some that allow you to get rid of those promoted ads that you have surely seen in Twitter apps. So value, because you can not only get rid of fleets.
As you can see, there are some other options, now it’s just a matter of seeing which one is more comfortable for you or succumbing to the fleet. Ultimately this seems to be an option that has arrived and is not going anywhere. What we do hope many is that it is used properly, to start those kinds of conversations that would not be done otherwise, etc. But not to replicate what we then see on other platforms like Instagram.
Come on, we want the Twitter fleets to be like the Instagram Reels. In these, what is published is what has previously been published on TikTok and here we could see the same stories uploaded to Instagram.