Social networking giant Facebook is all set to open its development centre in Hyderabad, India, the country's technology capital, in an attempt to expand its global presence, as 70 percent of its 400 million users are outside the US.
The company, which has registered 8 million users in India, will have advertisement and developer support teams in its office in Hyderabad, in order to provide 24 hour support in regional languages across India.
Facebook's Hyderabad centre will work in coordination with its centres in Palo Alto, California; Dublin, Ireland; and Austin, Texas.
In an emailed statement released by the company, Don Faul, director of global online operations at Facebook, said that the new support centre in Hyderabad will “tap into the region’s strong pool of talented people who understand operations and technology, and help us more effectively serve the needs of our users, advertisers and developers.”
However, Facebook has failed to mention how much it will be investing in India and how any people it will be hiring.
Facebook has grown popular with a large section of internet users in India, who use the platform for staying connected with friends and family, in and outside the country.
Facebook will join the ranks of Microsoft and IBM, who have opened their offices in Hyderabad in order provide support for their operations in India and across the world. The social networking website will now try to use this presence in India as a foothold to reach its one billionth users.