Elon Musk Cuts Twitter’s Employee Perks, Says Platform Has Added 1.6 Million Daily Active Users In 1 Week


San Francisco: Twitter boss Elon Musk has cut company perks for employees, including wellness, productivity, home internet, training and development, outschools, daycare and quarterly team activities, according to an internal memo seen by The Verge. “Allowances will be reevaluated over time and may be added back when the company’s financial situation improves,” it reads.

Meanwhile, Musk has publicly expressed a desire to improve the social network’s direct messages work.

According to The Verge, Musk told his employees that the company would encrypt DMs and work to add encrypted video and voice calling between accounts.

“We want to enable users to be able to communicate without being concerned about their privacy, [or] without being concerned about a data breach at Twitter causing all of their DMs to hit the web, or think that maybe someone at Twitter could be spying on their DMs,” Musk was quoted as saying.

Moreover, after firing about two-thirds of the micro-blogging platform’s 7,500 employees in only three weeks after his take over, Musk said that the company is done with layoffs and is hiring again.

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At a meeting with employees, Musk also claimed that Twitter is now actively hiring for positions in engineering and sales, reports The Verge.

He also asked the staffers to recommend potential candidates.

Additionally, Musk on Tuesday said that the micro-blogging platform has added 1.6 million daily active users in the last week.

He tweeted: “Twitter added 1.6M daily active users this past week, another all-time high.”

Popular YouTube content creator Jimmy Donaldson aka MrBeast commented on Musk’s post, “I wonder what YouTube’s daily actives is”.

“Let’s see what happens when Twitter offers good video with higher compensation for creators,” Musk replied.

Several users expressed their thoughts on Musk’s post, a user commented, “and it’s revenue is at an all-time low”, while another asked, “any sense for how many are bots?”

Recently, the Twitter CEO had said that the company would work on speeding up the upload time on the micro-blogging platform, in which videos will be given top priority.

Twitter account, “Tesla Owners Silicon Valley”, which is an official Tesla recognised club, on Monday tweeted in which it asked Musk “to make Twitter live video better”.

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