| Jan. 11, 2024 2:22 PM PST
Photo: Instagram’s Menlo Park, Calif., office. Photo via Shutterstock.
Instagram staffers were caught off guard this week by a round of job cuts that effectively eliminated a layer of management at Instagram, in line with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s “efficiency” drive.
The cuts reportedly affected about 60 technical program managers—of thousands of Instagram employees—who have two months to try to find another job at the company.
Staff Wednesday also learned about a reorganization of Instagram product teams. As part of that shakeup, Instagram has formed three new focus areas within its “Sharing” product group, which is oriented around helping people create and share content on Instagram. The new focus areas are Creation, Creators and Friend Sharing, a person familiar with the matter told me.