BeReal lays off 28 employees post-Voodoo acquistion

Social media app BeReal has announced job cuts affecting 28 employees in a bid to streamline its operations.

BeReal’s Chief Operating Officer, Romain Salzman, announced on LinkedIn that 28 employees from the social media app’s engineering, quality assurance, and marketing departments were let go, highlighting that the move is part of a strategic realignment to strengthen the company’s European talent pool.

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The news comes as last month, Voodoo completed its acquisition of BeReal for €500 million.

As part of the deal, the CEO of Wizz, Aymeric Roffé, replaced BeReal’s founder and former CEO Barreyat.

In a statement to PocketGamer, the company said: “As we focus on our next steps and growing BeReal in a sustainable way, we made the difficult decision to let some team members go.

“We will be supporting impacted team members and are incredibly grateful for their contributions. We are committed to maintaining BeReal’s mission and values and to continue to build a place where our users can connect with people they are closest to.”