He said Agrawal wanted to “take the team in a new direction”.
Stop my paternity leave to share some latest @twitter-related news: I leave the company after over 7 years.
– Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) 1652372715000
Beykpour founded Periscope, a live streaming platform, in 2014
bought from Twitter a year later.
Twitter has shut down Periscope due to the decline in usage over the past two years and high support costs.
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“Parag asked me to leave after letting me know he wants to take the team in a different direction,” Beykpour tweeted. “Even if I am disappointed, I take comfort in some things: I am INSANELY proud of what our collective team has achieved in recent years and of my contribution to this journey.”
While Twitter employees fear Musk will scale back the site’s extensive content monitoring system, Beykpour commended his team for their work on new security assets and features.
I am proud to have changed the perception of Twitter’s pace of innovation and to have changed the culture … https://t.co/oydq38pWc9
– Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) 1652372716000
“The Twitter SAD has grown more than 87% since Q2 2018, and our team has sent bold and exciting new evolutions to the product (such as spaces, communities, topics, creator tools, security checks) to a much faster pace than ever in the past decade, he said in the thread.
Following that of Musk Buying TwitterRevenue General Manager Bruce Falck was also abruptly fired.
I wanted to take a moment to thank all the teams and partners I have been lucky enough to work with over the past 5 … https://t.co/Rg3FdNUOAR
– bruce.falck () 🦗 (@boo) 1652374438000