Twitter Acquires Quill to Improve its Messaging Tools

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It’s been not too long since the departure of Jack Dorsey and Twitter named new CEO Parag Agrawal who was earlier the Chief Technology Officer of the social networking company.

Now, Twitter announced the acquisition of Quill, a competitor of popular workplace communication tool, Slack. Salesforce-owned Slack is an online workspace messaging tool that is used by several companies. The acquisition is intended to help the microblogging platform improve its messaging tools.

Quill in its brief announcement notes that the users can export their team message history till 1 pm PST, Saturday, December 11th, 2021, then they will be turning off our servers and deleting all data. Additionally, the company said that they will issue complete refunds for all active teams. So this means that Quill will be winding down as an app.

Meanwhile, popular technology news website TechCrunch has reported that while Quill is shutting down, its team and IP will be joining Twitter. It seems that the improvements to Twitter’s direct-messaging system will be done by including some of the features of the Quill business-focused messaging app.

Nick Caldwell, General Manager for core technology at Twitter said that the Quill team will help Twitter enhance the experience of its direct messaging tool and make it more useful so people can chat or message on the platform efficiently.

Additionally, Twitter is working on various processes and methods to curb harmful content on its platform. They will now closely observe the reports received for harmful tweets and see what’s wrong with the content.

The new report feature will be available to Twitter Web users in the U.S and gradually be rolled out globally. This move comes after widespread criticism that several tech companies including Twitter, Meta platforms, and YouTube are not doing much to safeguard their users against toxic content.

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