is reportedly preparing to lay off around 20 percent of its staff. The company, which has more than 6,400 employees, will start letting people go on Wednesday, according to The Verge. Snap declined to comment to Engadget.
There will reportedly be cuts among the company’s hardware division, which recently on the Pixy selfie drone. The report suggests a group that was working on tools to help developers build and on Snapchat will be among the hardest hit by the cuts. Social mapping app Zenly, which Snap bought in 2017 and kept running independently, is expected to be heavily impacted. The advertising sales team will also be restructured, according to the report.
It’s been a rough year for Snap, which has seen its stock price fall by 80 percent since January amid a broader economic slowdown that has . Snap has said it would look to cut costs while bringing in fewer new hires. The company posted weak earnings results for the April-June quarter, which led to its stock dropping by 40 percent.
One recent bright spot for Snap is the , which offers early access to new features, such as seeing who re-watched a story and pinning a friend to the top of the chat history. More than 1 million people in the first month or so.