Bug Alert: People Are Able To See Twitter Fleets After Expiration Dates

Twitter launched its ‘Fleets’ — ephemeral messages — on November 17 long after Snapchat and Instagram. — AFP pic

Twitter launched its ‘Fleets’ — ephemeral messages — on November 17 long after Snapchat and Instagram. — AFP pic

Unfortunately, due to a recent bug affecting Twitter users, it seems some users' fleets have simply remained accessible after their initial viewing window.

We understand that these are meant to be a way for you to say things you wouldn't want to say on your Twitter Timeline but the functionality compared to something like WhatsApp Status Updates is severely lacking.

Twitter rolled out the Fleets feature for all users worldwide after testing in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea. This bug lets anyone access, and download your Fleets without ever alerting you that your Fleet has been read by someone, which is not normal because normally when someone checks out your Fleets, you get a "read" notification for that.

Twitter is working to fix this problem shortly so that the bug won't be harmful to users, they will find a solution for the deletion of fleets media URL and they won't the accessed after the disappearing period.

The famous short word social media company, Twitter, faces the early development issues of its latest Fleets Stories feature that resembles popular Social Media features from Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, etc. At the same time, the company states that this period may be longer for fleets that violate their rules or require sanctions. In addition to this, you will also be able to reply to these fleets by an emoji. The bug enabled users to view the fleets using the URL, which would load the fleet as an image or a video even after the Fleets disappeared from these accounts.

Twitter has addressed the problem, sharing that once it is fixed users will not have the ability to access Fleets.

Fleets can't be retweeted and they won't have "likes".

The details of the bug were posted by a Twitter user named @donk_enby in a series of tweets.

A Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch that they are working to fix the glitch.

When an app was used to interact with Twitter's back-end servers through its developer API, the servers returned a long list of Fleets with a designated URL for each Fleet.

Twitter is still having a tough time rolling out its disappearing "fleets".

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