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The 2 guys who led Twitter's biggest product launch in years are no longer at the company

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The two managers who oversaw the creation of Twitter Moments are no longer at the company, the latest reflection of the stream of departures that the struggling business continues to grapple with.Madhu Muthukumar, the product manager for Moments, left last week to join Facebook-owned Oculus.

And Vijay Pandurangan, who oversaw the team of engineers responsible for building Moments, left Twitter in March, according to his LinkedIn page.The departures are the latest signs of Twitter's challenges in retaining talent and of its continuing quest to revamp a 10-year old product that many mainstream users find confusing and difficult to use.Twitter launched Moments with great fanfare in October.

The product, which provides a curated collection of the best tweets and videos related to breaking news and other real-time events like sports, won prominent placement in a central tab on Twitter's mobile app.A 'shift in our thinking'The product is a bet by Twitter that it can attract a broader audience and boost engagement by making its service easier and more compelling to non-techie users.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called Moments a "bold new experience" that represents a "real shift in our thinking.

On Thursday, Twitter announced a partnership with Spotify, in which Spotify music clips can be played within Moments.A Twitter representative said in a statement that the company "continues to invest heavily in Moments.

But his ranks of executives and managers continue to experience high-level departures.

Jana Messerschmidt, head of business development, and Nathan Hubbard, head of media and commerce, are planning to leave the company, Recode reported on Thursday.NOW WATCH: Twitter s huge deal to live-stream NFL games could be a game changerLoading video...

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