Twitter and Quill announce a new acquisition that will help Twitter DMs better compete with other messaging apps. Quill is a messaging app for team collaboration and communication, one that competed with other productivity messaging platforms like Slack. It was aimed at keeping messages organized and the notification system is designed to keep notifications to a minimum.
We started Quill with the goal of increasing the quality of human communication. We believe that the tools we use to communicate today are not the best they can be. Together with Twitter, we continue to pursue our original goal: to make online communication more thoughtful and effective for everyone.
Quill will stop, but his mind and ideas will continue. You can export your team message history until Saturday, December 11, 2021, 1:00 PM PST, when we shut down our servers and delete all data. We provide full refunds for all active teams.
We’d like to thank everyone who used Quill – if you came on board during our beta, or if you sent your first message last week. We can’t wait to show you what we’ll be working on next.
With this news, we wouldn’t be surprised if Twitter started offering more robust messaging features.
Twitter DM is simple and barebones compared to other messaging platforms like Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Discord and Telegram. The move confirms Twitter’s new direction with executives shuffling after the recent departure of the company’s former CEO and Twitter’s intention to move beyond a microblogging site.
Excited to share that we welcome today @QuillChat on Twitter! 👋🏿👋🏿🪶🪶
— Nick Caldwell🔪🧼 (@nickcald) December 7, 2021
Twitter could implement some sort of messaging channels to keep in touch with large user communities. With Twitter Blue (Twitter’s premium paid subscription tier), the platform could only offer Blue messaging features for users with a high number of followers.
This announcement news is still fresh, so it will be a long time before we can expect big changes in Twitter.