Inc, the parent company of popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat
has fired 18 people in a fresh round of layoffs
as the management is evaluating trimming headcount across different teams.
confirmed it had recently laid off 18 people.
"The cuts follow about a dozen layoffs
in Snap's hardware marketing division last month. The company also plans to slow hiring
next year," CNBC
reported late on Friday.
A spokesperson was quoted as saying that the slowdown in hiring
was "logical" given how fast the company had grown.
The company's workforce expanded from 600 employees by the end of 2015 to 2,600 in the last quarter.
has not said if additional layoffs
Last month, the company laid off almost a dozen people supporting the hardware division that makes its Spectacles camera glasses.
hasn't implemented a consistent way to track and evaluate employee performance to date," Newstimes quoted sources close to the company.
is expected to overtake Facebook for the first time in the US as the user growth of the latter is set to slow among teenagers and adults, a report by market research firm eMarketer said recently.
The app currently has 166 million users globally.