Twitter has acquired podcast platform Breaker for its voice chat feature Spaces. As of January 15, the social broadcasting app will shut down and will be incorporated into Twitter and start working on the development of Spaces. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
“Here at Breaker, we’re truly passionate about audio communication and we’re inspired by the ways Twitter is facilitating public conversations for people around the world,” Breaker CEO Erik Berlin said in a statement. “We’re impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit at Twitter and enthusiastic about the new experiences that the team is creating.”
Founded in 2016, Breaker developers have focused on podcasts until now. Users could use this platform as a podcast network. The platform, which has been serving for a long time, also allowed users to interact with each other. Developers of the Breaker app, which will be closed on January 15, 2021, will transfer all of their knowledge to Twitter after this date.
According to the official statement made by Breaker, consumers using this platform will not be left alone in the new period. Explaining that they will provide links that will enable users to download all of their data, the company officials say that the downloaded data can be uploaded to various music applications, including Spotify.
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It seems that Twitter pays much attention to the Spaces feature. Because the acquisition of another company for the voice talk feature, which is not very intrusive for the engineers at Twitter, is the clearest indicator of this. In addition, with this move, Twitter has provided the infrastructure to expand the scope of the voice chat feature to be added to the platform.