Twitter hires the team behind news feed app Brief

Twitter provides team building Short, an app that summarizes newsthe company announced on Tuesday. The Brief team, which consists of four people, will be working on projects that support functions such as Spaces and Explore, a Twitter spokesperson said. The edge.

Twitter declined to share details of the terms of the deal, but the spokesperson said Twitter is not buying the Brief business; this is more of an acquisition, as it only brings in the team that worked on the app. The Brief app will be discontinued on July 31, and subscribers will be notified of the impending change from Tuesday.

The Brief Acquihire continues Twitter’s recent trend of acquisitions and talent picks for news articles. The company bought Scroll, a subscription service that removes ads from news sites, in May and said the service would then become “a meaningful addition to our subscription work.” However, that has not yet been realized; the Twitter Blue subscription product launched in Canada and Australia in June, and while it had a reading mode to help you read discussions more easily, a Scroll-like feature isn’t part of the product right now. Twitter also bought the Revue newsletter service in January.