Is Twitter making a chat app?
Could the micro blogging service, Twitter, making a new chat application to compete with Messenger or WhatsApp? The information leaked from the company is very interesting.
Twitter, which Trump defines as “a very small company” and was not invited to the meeting with Technology bosses, does different things to reach to a widen community, but it seems like their attempts do not work. It turned out that Twitter, which had to close Vine, was trying to develop a competing messaging application to WhatsApp.
Twitter was trying to turn direct messages (DM) into a separate messaging application, where users would be able to send and receive private messages with their friends. However, this plan was not successful and the development efforts are abandoned. It is unclear why Twitter is abandoning the project, which was held by their software office in Bengaluru, India. Jack Dorsey, known for his sharp and radical decisions, is said to have stopped the project with a sudden decision, often seeing negative feedbacks. It is said that Dorsey wanted to implement this messaging application not exactly as a messaging app, but in a different form, such as Reddit or Slack, where news and discussion groups are also involved.
However, as in the case of Vine, the company seems to have failed. As a company that has such a great influence all over the world and is unable to align its beleaguer, we can certainly see that Twitter will be taught in the business sections of universities as failure and incompetent company management in the upcoming period.