If you haven’t been on Twitter for the past two days, go RIGHT NOW. RUN. There are nudes EVERYWHERE.
In case you missed the announcement, in mid-July, Twitter announced it was getting rid of Fleets, its version of stories. Basically, Fleets are content that will disappear after 24 hours. It’s a successful model for Snapchat, Instagram, even Facebook, but on Twitter, Fleets just never took off. So, Twitter announced that Fleets would no longer be available starting August 3.
Cut to August 2. With only 24 hours left to use the feature, users decided to take full advantage of it in the most obvious way: by posting their nudes. And gays were, of course, totally on board.
Now, I’m not gonna show you anybody’s nudes — you can go see those for yourself. But I can show you the best reactions:
“It’s the last day of fleets”
— AC Tatum (@actatumonline) August 3, 2021
Everybody just posting anything on their fleets like it’s the end of the world… 😭
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@itskeyon) August 3, 2021
Twitter: “We’re taking away Fleets”
— this really my spam page 😂 (@theseaspam) August 3, 2021
Me, a God fearing man: pic.twitter.com/ds0IM1i8IR
— 𝕯𝖆𝖉𝖉𝖞 🐻 (@Bear_RSA) August 3, 2021
Re: all of your final fleets pic.twitter.com/KDWoV56TAF
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) August 3, 2021
twitter: fleets are going away Aug 3rd
— d火n (@javrawr) August 3, 2021
The last day of fleets: pic.twitter.com/nZSHXMVrOa
— Blood Quantum Entanglement (@LammaticHama) August 3, 2021
Everybody’s talking about seeing shit on fleets while I’m over here never checking anyone’s fleets ever pic.twitter.com/JzttmdrrCd
— Val ❤️🔥 (@laurrrelyse) August 3, 2021
And yeah, if we’re all being so sex positive, let’s keep that energy for sex workers!
I don’t want to see y’all disrespecting sex workers no more after today lmfaooooo
— TITTY MASTER (@lex_laflare) August 3, 2021
But here’s the kicker: it’s August 3, and Fleets are still here. Meaning all those “fleeting” nudes are still here too. Is Twitter just late in removing the feature? Did yesterday’s spike in engagement make them change their mind? Either way, chaos has ensued.
Twitter gone like : now I told y’all fleets was leaving today but we saw y’all having fun so we left it up our bad pic.twitter.com/sckQGTT9BH
— blue eye mf (@ronaldillos) August 3, 2021
Everyone seeing that they went out of pocket on fleets for no reason bc fleets are still here pic.twitter.com/0u60pDblK1
— himbo simp 🏐 (@EnchiLevvy) August 3, 2021
So what are you waiting for? Go be horny on main! Or at least, you know, in the Fleets, before they really are gone forever.