Twitter buys Quill to improve messaging tools

Twitter has acquired Slack competitor Quill to help the social networking company improve its own messaging tools.
Twitter developersTwitter recently named a new chief executive Parag Agrawal to replace co-founder Jack Dorsey, who stepped down from the top role last week. Agrawal, who had served as chief technology officer, is expected to bring a greater focus on engineering to the company.

Slack, owned by Salesforce, has become a common online workplace messaging tool used by many companies. Quill emerged as a possible competitor for the messaging app this year. Quill said in a blog post that its service will shut down as the team integrates into Twitter.

Quill team will help Twitter improve its direct messaging tool and make it a more useful & expressive way people can have conversations on the service, said Nick Caldwell, Twitter’s general manager for core technology, in a tweet.

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