Twitter has purchased software startup, Quill, for business communication by the same name. It’s unclear how long it’ll take for the public to start seeing Quill’s influence show up on Twitter. The competitors are quite happy with this news as it eliminates direct competition from the foreground.
Quill launched back in 2017 for most major platforms as a communication and collaboration app Salesforce. In short, Quill’s creators felt existing platforms were not appealing, leading to lots of wasted time. Quill is messaging for people that focus. In the farewell message, the Quill team said that together with Twitter, they will continue to pursue making online communication more thoughtful and more effective.
Quill users will have time till December 11 at 1 pm to export team messaging history. At that time, the servers will be powered down and data will be erased. They assured that active teams will receive a full refund.
Nick Caldwell, general manager of core tech at Twitter, said that they’re bringing the team’s experience and creativity to Twitter to make tools like DMs more useful and expressive way, for folks to communicate on the platform. Twitter has acquired messaging app Quill intending to improve messaging services including direct messages. Nick Caldwell, general manager for core tech at Twitter, described Quill as a fresher and more deliberate way to communicate.
Quill is joining Twitter! https://t.co/Kd6XtuKgXT
— Quill (@QuillChat) December 7, 2021
Quill will shut down and its team will join Twitter’s Experience org. A blog post updated the user-provided instructions for users who want to export their team message histories.
Quill made its official launch in February as messaging for people that focus. Founded by Ludwig Pettersson, its structured channels allowed more focused conversations than the traditional reverse chron chat thread, and message threads could be split and moved into separate conversations.
.@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
Twitter may simply want to use Quill to turn it into a client-facing feature. They started Quill to increase the quality of human communication. They believe the tools we use to communicate today are not the best they can be.
We’d like to thank everybody who has used Quill — if you came on board during our beta, or if you just sent your first message last week. We can’t wait to show you what we’ll be working on next.
– The Quill Team