Updated: May 15, 2020
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey noted in the email that employees will be “allowed to work from home permanently, even after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown passes."
Thinking about the future after the coronavirus pandemic, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a company-wide email Tuesday that the staff can work from home "forever" if they wish. It would allow workers to return to the office if they choose when it reopens after the lockdown.
Earlier this month Google, Facebook and TCS said their staff can work from home until the end of the year and more.
Twitter said: "The past few months have proven we can make that work. So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen."
Those keen to return to Twitter's office the company "will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions".
“When we do decide to open offices, it also won’t be a snap back to the way it was before,” the company said. “It will be careful, intentional, office by office and gradual.”
The San Francisco-based company employs more than 4,000 people across its global offices. It has allowed employees to work from home since March and doesn't expect to reopen its offices before September
The announcement is being described as "An era-defining moment” Companies round the world are trying to workout on ways to re-open offices gradually while introducing new social distancing measures.