Twitter acquires group chat app Sphere

By CreatorStack · 1 month ago

Twitter has acquired London-based Sphere, which operates an eponymous groups chat app, the latest in a series of recent moves from the social network as it looks to aggressively broaden and improve its product offerings.

Sphere — founded by Tomas Halgas and Nick D’Aloisio, who previously founded news summary app Summly, which he famously sold to Yahoo at the age of 17 for a reported $30 million — did not disclose the financial details of the deal. The startup had reportedly raised at least $30 million — including $11.8 million in the first two rounds that TechCrunch first reported.

Hopefully with Sphere under its umbrella, the social giant will do something about the state of personal and group messages on its platform.