Twitter Bug: The Fleets Still Visible on Twitter after 24hrs, users reported.
What is Twitter Fleets?
Fleets are for sharing momentary thoughts – they help start conversations and only stick around for 24 hours. You can Fleet text, reactions to Tweets, photos, or videos and customize your Fleets with various background and text options. To share a Tweet in a Fleet, tap the “Share” icon at the bottom of the Tweet and then tap “Share in Fleet.” Then, add what you think about it with some text or emojis.
What is the Fleets Bug?
Users reported that it was still accessing long after 24 hrs. It didn’t delete after it had expired. The bug allowed fleets to be viewed and downloaded by other users without notifying the fleets’ account owner. Twitter has reportedly acknowledged the Fleets Bug and said it is working to fix it soon.
Twitter officials said, “We’re aware of a bug accessible through a technical workaround where some Fleets media URLs may be accessible after 24 hours. We are working on a fix that should be rolled out shortly.” According to Techcrunch.
The bug was reported by Twitter user @donk_enby
full disclosure: scraping fleets from public accounts without triggering the read notification
the endpoint is: https://t.co/332FH7TEmN
— cathode gay tube (@donk_enby) November 20, 2020
Twitter store Fleets
The company said it wouldn’t delete the fleet from its servers for up to 30 days and that it may hold onto fleets for longer if they violate its rules.
The company should fix it as soon as possible. In July 2020, Twitter verified of Billionaires accounts had Hacked.
The Hackers have accessed Twitter’s internal system to hacked top accounts, including famous Leaders, Billionaires, and Celebrities.