Twitter has bought Breaker, bringing the social podcasting app in-house at a time when podcasting is more popular than ever.
Breaker helped change the podcasting industry by making it a more social experience. Rather than simply listening to a podcast, Breaker allowed its users to connect with other users to discover new podcasts, as well as provide feedback on episodes.
CTO Leah Culver said the company was purchased to help work on Twitter Spaces.
The company’s apps and services will shut down on January 15. Until then, users can transfer their subscriptions by exporting to an “OPML file from Breaker and open that file in another app.”
Terms of the sale were not disclosed.