Twitter has closed down two of its three offices in India and shifted to a remote work model for its employees, according to sources familiar with the matter. The move comes as part of the social media giant’s ongoing efforts to cut costs and turn a profit, following last year’s layoff of over 90% of its roughly 200-plus staff in India.
The closed offices were located in the political center of New Delhi and the financial hub of Mumbai, while the company’s remaining office in the southern tech hub of Bengaluru will continue to operate and house mostly engineers.
The sources requested anonymity as they were not authorized to share the information publicly.The decision to close the offices and shift to remote work comes amidst a trend of major tech companies rethinking their approach to the traditional office setup, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The move also follows Elon Musk’s call for greater cost-cutting measures at the social media platform.
Twitter has yet to make an official statement regarding the closures or the shift to remote work in India. The company’s overall performance has struggled in recent years, leading to efforts to cut costs and refocus its strategy to drive growth and profitability.