?It’s still *very early*, but we’re seeing less abuse with Fleets as only a small percentage are reported each day
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) May 21, 2020
Interestingly, Twitter notes early testing has shown that Fleets might be leading to healthier interactions. “We’re seeing less abuse with Fleets as only a small percentage are reported each day,” the company tweeted of its Brazil testing.
A Twitter spokesperson declined to elaborate on specifics, but if that trend holds up it could be an encouraging sign for the company, which has spent years trying to reduce harassment. Of course, Fleets is still an experimental feature the vast majority of Twitter users don’t have access to. And the fact that Fleets disappear after 24 hours could also be contributing to the fewer number of reports.
But that Twitter is expanding the test to a new country shows the company is at least optimistic about the future of disappearing content.