GoPro doesn’t seem to be interested in investing a lot of resources in its drone program. According to a new report, the company has conducted a new round of layoffs which is primarily aimed at its drone division. The report mentions that most of the 200-300 employees that have been let go in the past week were from the part of the company that worked on its Karma drone.


This is the fourth round of layoffs at GoPro since 2016. GoPro reportedly sent out a letter to the affected employees explaining that the job cuts are a part of restructuring efforts “to better align our resources with business requirements.”

TechCrunch reports that while the affected employees were relieved of their duties earlier this week, they will remain on the company’s payroll until February 16th.

The future of GoPro’s drone division remains uncertain at this point in time. There haven’t been a lot of reports recently about a new drone that the company might be working on. The launch of its first drone – the Karma – wasn’t without its problems either.

Aside from the technical limitations, the company also had to issue a full recall after reports of Karma drones falling out of the sky for no apparent reason. GoPro blamed it on the battery disconnecting mid-flight and later released the drone once again.

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