Facebook to set up India office at Hyderabad

Facebook to set up India office at Hyderabad

Hyderabad: US-based Facebook Inc. will open its first India office at Hyderabad to cater to the growing number of Indian users of its social networking website Facebook.com.

The office will support users, advertisers and developers in India and around the world, the company said in a statement on Monday. “By having multiple support centres in a variety of time zones, we can provide better round-the-clock, multilingual support," said Don Faul, Facebook’s director of global online operations.

Social networking websites allow members to build a global network of friends with whom they share interests and activities.

“We are growing our operations and teams to support them around the world," said Faul. “In India alone, we’ve seen rapid growth and now have more than eight million people there…"

The Hyderabad office won’t have product managers or engineers for now. The company said it will hire a small team initially, and anticipates further growth as the office expands.