What you need to know
- Quill, a team messaging service, is joining Twitter.
- Quill's service will allow data to be exported until December 11 with all data deleted after that.
- Customers will receive full refunds for active accounts.
Quill, a team messaging service, has announced that it is joining Twitter. The move will see Quill close down for good, with services being turned off and data deleted on Saturday, December 11. That means that teams have just days to export their data and messages before it's too late.
The announcement was made today with Quill stopping short of saying what we should expect it to be used for once under Twitter's wing.
It's possible that Twitter could use Quill to bolster its own messaging systems, specifically DMs, although that's little more than guesswork at this point. Twitter may simply want to use Quill internally, rather than turn it into a client-facing feature.
Quill was a company that included "engineers and designers who previously built products at Apple, Square, Stripe, Snap, Wish, Facebook, and OpenAI," the company's 'About' page says. One of the former Apple employees worked on iMessage and FaceTime, among other services.
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