Its features included allowing users to create lists to organize followers, showing user the full in-line links from URL shortening services and showing photos from photo sharing services. It was described as FriendFeed for Twitter.
On 28 October 2009, it released Facebook integration. On 20 November 2009, the Brizzly team announced that it was in open beta. Prior to that, using Brizzly was by invitation only.
On March 1, 2012, Brizzly announced it was shutting down at the end of the month in light of time commitments by developers to AIM-related work.