The company also notified employees that it will close its offices and cut badge access until Monday, according to two sources.
Over 110 Twitter employees across at least four continents had announced their decision to leave in public Twitter posts reviewed by Reuters, though each resignation could not be independently verified.
Twitter owner Elon Musk was reportedly speaking with some top employees in an effort to convince them to stay at the social media company.
In Twitter's internal chat tool, over 500 employees wrote farewell messages on Thursday, a source familiar with the notes said.
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Early on Wednesday, Musk had emailed Twitter employees, saying: "Going forward, to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely hardcore.".
Blue hearts and salute emojis flooded Twitter and its internal chatrooms on Thursday, the second time in two weeks as Twitter employees said their goodbyes. »