Just one week after the social networking company announced plans to open a new office in Austin, Texas, Facebook announced intentions to launch another office in Hyderabad, India.
“The new offices come at a significant time in our international growth,” said Don Faul, Director of Global Online Operations at Facebook. “Seventy percent of the people using Facebook are outside the U.S. and are accessing the service from more than 70 languages.”
According to Faul there are more than eight million people in India actively connecting on Facebook. With multiple support centers in a variety of time zones, Facebook hopes to offer better round-the-clock, multi-lingual support for its more than 400 million users worldwide.
The new offices will house online sales and operations teams.