Breaker is Joining Twitter

Breaker announced that the Breaker team is joining Twitter. In the blog post, Breaker made it clear that they will be shutting down Breaker on Friday, January 15, 2020. There are some instructions on Breaker’s blog post about how to transfer your podcast subscriptions to another podcast listening app. They recommend trying Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or Castro.

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.

Is your podcast on Breaker? The company has brief instructions on how to export it. “If you are currently hosting a podcast on Breaker, you can transfer your podcast to another hosting service by using the RSS feed. You can find your RSS feed link on the Distribution tab. We recommend trying out Anchor, Simplecast, or Transistor for your podcast hosting depending on your specific podcast needs.”

TechCrunch reported that the deal between Breaker and Twitter to help “improve the health of public conversation” on the service. Breaker’s team will also work on Twitter’s new audio-based networking project, Twitter Spaces.

I think it was a very smart choice for Breaker to give its users time to move their content elsewhere before January 15, 2020. I suspect that end date for Breaker might have been imposed by Twitter, so its possible that Breaker cannot extend that deadline.