Twitter acquires messaging platform Quill
Shutting down the platform this week
Twitter has officially acquired Quill, a business-focused messaging service known for being Slack’s main competitor.
It’s not the type of acquisition you’d expect, as Twitter’s first move will be to shut Quill down and welcome its team to Twitter’s Experience org to work on messaging tools, specifically Twitter direct messages.
Yesterday Quill announced the Twitter acquisition news in a blog post, saying, “We started Quill with the goal of increasing the quality of human communication. We believe the tools we use to communicate today are not the best they can be. Together with Twitter, we will continue to pursue our original goal — to make online communication more thoughtful, and more effective, for everyone.”
Quill users will have until 1 pm PST, Saturday, December 11th to export their team message history, when the company will turn off its servers and delete all data. For all active teams, refunds will be issued.
For more from us at Waivly, join our free fun-to-read and to-the-point newsletter enjoyed by hundreds of people across the internet every day of the week 👇