Sunday, September 19, 2021

Twitter acquires podcasting app Breaker

Twitter has acquired the podcasting app Breaker, according to a blog post by Breaker.

In the post, Breaker also said that it is planning to shut down its website and app on and Android on January 15.

“Here at Breaker, we’re truly passionate about audio communication and we’re inspired by the ways Twitter is facilitating public conversations for people around the world. We’re impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit at Twitter and enthusiastic about the new experiences that the team is creating,” Erik Berlin, CEO, Breaker said in the blog post.

He also wrote, “Breaker added a social community element with features such as liking and commenting on episodes.”

As per the post, shutting down the app will allow Breaker to focus on building what comes next.

“You’ll want to find a new podcast listening app, but we believe apps have improved so much since Breaker first launched (and likely because Breaker existed),” Berlin added.

He recommended trying out Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or Castro for podcast listening in his post. 

For those who host podcasts on Breaker, he suggested they can transfer to a new hosting service like Anchor, Simplecast or Transistor.


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