Twitter just announced that it has acquired the video-chat app called Squad. Squad allows people to hang out with their friends virtually via video chatting and screen sharing.
By becoming part of the popular social platform Twitter, Squad will bring new ways to the platform to let people interact, express themselves and join the public conversation. It will introduce an interactive space for Twitter users with audio and video features and other creative tools.
Excited to share that the @squad team is joining @Twitter to help us bring new ways for people to interact, express themselves, and join in the public conversation.— Ilya Brown (@ilyabr0wn) December 11, 2020
The reason Twitter has decided to come up with this collaboration is because the company is looking for ways to connect people beyond the regular Tweets. Twitter’s recently launched feature Fleets and the announcement of chat rooms are also examples of the company’s attempt to create virtual hangout spaces across its platform.
With the acquisition of Squad, it is reported that Twitter may remove its live-streaming service as it is planning to replace large-scale video broadcasting with broadcasting on a smaller scale to smaller communities.
The Squad app will no longer function as a separate platform, starting from December 12th.