Jack Dorsey has resigned from his role as the Chief Executive Officer at Twitter.
The 45-year-old announced his resignation in a company-wide email which he then posted on to the microblogging site.
In 2006, Dorsey co-founded Twitter in 2006 and posted the world’s first tweet: “Just setting up my twttr.”
He left the company in 2008, before rejoining in 2011 and becoming the CEO for the second time in 2015.
In the email to his colleagues, Dorsey said he decided to resign as it was “finally time for me to leave”, adding that Twitter needs to be “free of its founder’s influence or direction”. Parag Agrawal has been announced as the new CEO and a member of the board with immediate effect.
Mr Dorsey will remain the chief executive of financial payments company Square, which he co-founded in 2009.
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