Twitter Fleets Shutting Down, Spaces taking over

Twitter Fleets, the Instagram Stories of Twitter, will no longer be available starting August 3rd.

Twitter Fleets is shutting down due to low usage after launching widely just eight months ago.

Twitter said in a statement: “We haven’t seen an increase in the amount of new people joining the conversation with Fleets like we hoped.”

Spaces, the company’s answer to Clubhouse, currently sits in the same strip at the top of the app as Fleets and it will become the sole occupant of that horizontal carousel when Fleets disappears.