SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. -- Twitter said in a tweet Thursday that it has confidentially submitted a document to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with plans for an initial public offering of stock.
A Twitter spokesman, who confirmed the authenticity of the tweet to Reuters, declined further comment.
Following the initial tweet, Twitter's official account sent out another tweet saying, "Now, back to work."
Shares of social media companies Facebook and LinkedIn ticked slightly higher in after-hours trading after Twitter disclosed it had filed.