Automattic Inc., the parent company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and Tumblr, announced its acquisition of Texts.com, a cutting-edge platform that centralizes messaging from multiple apps into a single unified dashboard. This acquisition underscores Automattic’s commitment to enhancing and streamlining the digital communication experience for users worldwide.
With the digital age seeing an explosion in communication apps, “appnesia”—the phenomenon of forgetting which app a particular conversation took place on—has become a common challenge. Texts.com addresses this issue head-on, consolidating chats from platforms like iMessage, Slack, WhatsApp, and many others into one intuitive interface.
Key Features of Texts.com Include:
- End-to-End Encryption: Prioritizing user security with encrypted messaging.
- Advanced Messaging Capabilities: Texts.com takes messaging to the next level, from scheduling messages to marking them as unread.
- Customizable Interface: Users can personalize their experience, making messaging more intuitive and user-friendly.
“Since 2005, Automattic has been at the forefront of digital solutions. From publishing with WordPress.com to commerce via WooCommerce and advertising through Tumblr, we’ve always aimed to serve our users’ evolving needs,” said Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic. “With the addition of Texts.com, we’re diving into the pivotal world of messaging, furthering our mission to make the web a better place.”
Texts.com’s founder, Kishan Bagaria, expressed his enthusiasm about the merger: “Joining the Automattic family is a significant milestone for Texts.com. We envision a future where digital communication is seamless, secure, and efficient.”
As part of this acquisition, Kishan Bagaria will join Automattic as the Head of Messaging. The Texts.com team, known for their innovation and dedication, will continue to expand the platform’s capabilities, focusing on bringing the desktop app to mobile devices.
Automattic’s acquisition of Texts.com solidifies its position as a leader in the digital space, committed to making online communication more accessible, efficient, and user-centric.
About Automattic Inc.
Automattic Inc. is a global tech company known for its suite of digital solutions, including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and Tumblr. With a mission to democratize publishing, commerce, and communication, Automattic serves millions of users worldwide, fostering innovation and user-centricity in the digital age.