Product Hunt Daily Digest
February 18th, 2020

Twitter's latest acquisition

It was only three months ago that we wrote about Chroma Stories, an Instagram competitor built by the lead developers behind Instagram Stories and Boomerang. The group behind the app — former Instagram and Facebook employees Alex Li, Joshua Harris and John Barnett — left their jobs to start Chroma Stories, which was warmly received by the PH community.

“Great templates to start from, motion controls make photos come to life, fast and easy to use.” - Soleio

“I have been using the app since it was first released. Recommended by someone connected to the founders. It works great, it has tons of new options compared to the standard tools avail on Instagram. If you post to Instagram Stories often or do so for work, get this app. You will look like a pro.“ - Andrew

Yesterday, the startup announced that it was acquired by Twitter. 🐦

The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Chroma Stories is shutting down, effective immediately. The company wrote in a statement that they “look forward to continuing our mission at a larger scale — with one of the most important services in the world.”

It’s worth noting that Twitter, known for words rather than visuals, isn’t yet a part of the Stories revolution (which has definitely arrived). Given the Chroma team’s background, this could mark the beginning of a more visual future for Twitter. Don’t worry, we’re closely tracking any hint of a “Twitter Stories” launch. 👀

RIP Chroma Stories

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