Twitter fleets accessible even after 24 hours due to bug – report
Twitter Fleets, a feature that allows users to share disappearing stories, has a bug that makes stories accessible even after their 24-hour expiration period. The bug that was causing the fleets to not be properly deleted, leaving them visible for more than 24 hours, has been acknowledged by Twitter. The company is also said to be working on a fix. Twitter released Fleets last week, but the launch slowed down due to some performance and stability issues.
First stained By TechCrunch, fleets are active for more than 24 hours, which is not supposed to happen. The feature was implemented last week to allow users to share short stories on the platform that would remain for 24 hours and then be removed. However, a bug has made fleets accessible even after expiration. It allows users to access a fleet without triggering a notification about who has viewed or downloaded the Fleet, essentially allowing disappearing posts to be archived even after expiration.
A Twitter The spokesperson told TechCrunch: “We are aware of a bug that is accessible through a technical fix where some Fleets media URLs may be accessible after 24 hours. We are working on a solution that should be implemented shortly. ”
Twitter stores fleets on its servers for 30 days, but the direct URL is only supposed to be sent for 24 hours when someone views the fleet. Due to the bug, the server kept returning URLs after 24 hours even when they disappeared from the Twitter app.
According to a report By The Verge, the solution mentioned by Twitter appears to be a developer app that could “pull fleets from public accounts via the Twitter API”. This API does not return URLs for fleets that have expired 24 hours, which means that even if someone has a URL for an active fleet, it will not work after expiration point.
Fleets first released in India in June for Android and ios users. Similar to Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp stories, fleets are destined to disappear in 24 hours and cannot be liked or retweeted like normal tweets, however other users can reply to fleets via direct message (DM).