After Amazon acquired podcast maker Wondery and merged it with its Amazon Music division, another podcast platform fell into the lap of a tech giant. Breaker – the self-proclaimed podcast app with a social media twist – has been taken over by Twitter.
Financial details of Twitter’s acquisition of Breaker have yet to be revealed, but there is bad news for people who have used the Breaker app to listen to podcasts as well as for the creators who have hosted their content. on the platform.
Thanks to all of our Breaker users. You are an amazing community and we appreciate your support and understanding. ❤️
– Circuit breaker (@Breaker) January 4, 2021
In an announcement on the Breaker blog, Erik Berlin said, “At Breaker we are really passionate about audio communication and we are inspired by the way Twitter makes public conversations easier for people around the world. We’re in awe of the entrepreneurial spirit on Twitter and excited about the new experiences the team is creating. “
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Unfortunately, for Breaker users, the company will be phasing out its apps and services on Friday, January 15, with the company encouraging users to migrate to other services depending on whether you’re a listener using iOS or Android, or a content creator. Of course, people may want to act as early as possible to make sure they don’t experience any disruption to their podcasts by following Breaker’s instructions for exporting their subscriptions to an OPML file.
Of course, it remains to be seen what exactly will manifest in the wake of Twitter’s latest acquisition. However, he might not want to wait too long as others like Spotify, which recently acquired podcast hosting company Megaphone, move forward with building their podcast ecosystems.
It’s also worth noting that Twitter has seen a small wave of acquisitions recently. It’s been less than a month since Twitter acquired Squad, a video chat and screen sharing app. The move saw the Squad team join Twitter’s design, engineering and product teams while the app itself was shut down on December 12, the same day as the announcement.
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