More movements from the new CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal, who suggest the future changes that his social network may experience. The company has acquired Quill, a corporate chat service that was intended to compete with Slack. The details or the amount of the operation were not disclosed, but Quill had secured $ 16 million in financing at the beginning of the year.
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Excited to share that today we’re welcoming @QuillChat to Twitter! 👋🏿👋🏿🪶🪶
— Nick Caldwell🔪🧼 (@nickcald) December 7, 2021
Nick Caldwell, Chief Technology Officer at Twitter, has announced the in-house purchase detailing that they will use the entire Quill experience to enhance Twitter’s private messages (or DMs) and convert them “in a more useful and expressive way to converse with other people”.
Quill has also officially revealed the purchase it’s a statement, announcing that its servers will be closed definitively on December 11 at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). Until then, all users will be able to export a complete history of their conversations, at the same time that the company returns all the money from active subscriptions.
On Quill’s official website We can still see the interface of your corporate messaging application, which may give us clues as to what Twitter may have in mind. There are many ways to improve direct messages: they may want to do something similar to Discord (which is, after all, a Slack for entertainment), or simply add extra options such as reactions to direct messages and group messages . In Quill there are also a lot of flexibility to create message threads following one or more messages, which could be interesting for the tweets themselves.
Most ironic of all, as well point out in TechCrunch, is that Quill is a tool designed to help its users focus better. Twitter, on the other hand, is a never-ending source of distractions and procrastination. Will the developers of both services find a common point where they can work in harmony? It will be something that we will see in the future, when this acquisition pays off.