Twitter announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Slack-like business-focused messaging service Quill in order to further improve its own messaging tools.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
.@ludwig and his talented team built Quill as a fresher, more deliberate way to communicate. We’re bringing their experience and creativity to Twitter as we work to make messaging tools like DMs a more useful & expressive way people can have conversations on the service.— Nick Caldwell🔪🧼 (@nickcald) December 7, 2021
The acquisition comes after Twitter appointed its new CEO, Parag Agrawal, to replace co-founder Jack Dorsey, who stepped down last week.
Launched in February by Ludwig Pettersson, Quill will be shutting down and its team will join Twitter. “You’ll be able to export your team message history until 1pm PST, Saturday, December 11th 2021, when we will be turning off our servers and deleting all data. For all active teams, we’re issuing full refunds.” the company said in a statement.
“Together with Twitter, we will continue to pursue our original goal — to make online communication more thoughtful, and more effective, for everyone.”