What you need to know
- Twitter has acquired news company Scroll.
- It is going to be integrated into Twitter as part of a subscription option later this year.
Scroll has today announced it has been acquired by Twitter, and that it will be integrated into a broader Twitter subscription option later this year.
The company stated:
I’m so excited to say that Twitter is acquiring @tryscroll! We’ll be going into private beta as we integrate into a broader Twitter subscription later in the year. https://t.co/KUJh8d6HJR Here’s why... pic.twitter.com/SnY3ew5TneI’m so excited to say that Twitter is acquiring @tryscroll! We’ll be going into private beta as we integrate into a broader Twitter subscription later in the year. https://t.co/KUJh8d6HJR Here’s why... pic.twitter.com/SnY3ew5Tne— Tony Haile (@arctictony) May 4, 2021May 4, 2021
The company says it was very excited when Twitter approached it to help accelerate its mission, and that Twitter is the only platform "whose success is deeply intertwined with a sustainable journalism ecosystem." Scroll will reportedly play a large part in creating a Twitter subscription option later this year:
The release says Scroll will go into private beta "while we work through how best to integrate into Twitter's own subscription plans", and as noted will be part of a "broader Twitter subscription option" coming "later this year."
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