The deal will help Twitter create subscription functionality, such as allowing users to access premium features from media or the Writer’s Review newsletter.

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Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had bought information technology company Scroll, which it will use as part of an upcoming subscription offer.

Twitter has been working to offer new types of content on its social media site, including audio and long-form content, having previously acquired the Revue newsletter platform.

Scroll allows users to subscribe to and read news articles from publishers, including Insider, BuzzFeed, and USA Today, ad-free. The company claims that publishers who work with Scroll make more money than by selling advertising.

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The deal will help Twitter create subscription functionality, such as allowing users to access premium features from media or the Writer’s Review newsletter, Twitter added.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.