As part of a restructuring of our workforce, we must layoff 336 people from across
This is an extremely difficult decision. We believe this is a necessary step to put
our company on a stronger path towards growth. The team has been working around the
clock to produce streamlined roadmap for Twitter, Vine, and Periscope and they are
shaping up to be strong. With the utmost respect for each and every person, Twitter
will go to great lengths to take care of each individual by providing generous exit
packages and help finding a new job.
The roadmap is a plan to change how we work, and what we need to do that work.
Product and Engineering will make the most significant structural changes to
reflect our plan ahead, focused on the experiences which will have the greatest
impact. We feel strongly that Engineering will move much faster with a smaller and
nimbler team, while remaining the biggest percentage of our workforce. And the rest
of the organization will be streamlined in parallel.
Let's take this time to express our gratitude to all of those who are leaving us.
We will honor them by doing our best to serve all the people that use Twitter. We
do so with a more purpose-built team, which we'll continue to build strength into
over time, as we are now enabled to reinvest in our most impactful priorities. As
always, please reach out to me directly with any ideas or questions.