Twitter informed staff that the company’s office buildings would be temporarily shuttered starting today.
Workers were notified in a message received by the BBC that the offices will reopen on Monday, November 21. It provided no justification for the relocation.
The announcement comes amid reports that a large number of staff were fired after new owner Elon Musk urged them to work “long hours at high intensity” or quit.
“Please continue to follow business policy by not sharing confidential company information on social media, with the press, or elsewhere,” the message added.
The BBC’s request for comment was not immediately responded to by Twitter.
According to the Washington Post, the firm’s new owner stated in an email to employees that they needed to adhere to the committee if they wanted to continue.
Those who did not sign up by Thursday, November 17, will be granted three months’ severance compensation, according to Mr. Musk.
Employees who were leaving the company tweeted using the hashtag #LoveWhereYouWorked and a saluting emoji.
In response to a query about whether Twitter was on the verge of shutting down following the statement regarding Twitter’s offices closing, Mr. Musk tweeted:
“The finest folks are remaining, so I’m not too concerned.”
In separate posts, he tweeted a skull and crossbones emoji and a meme showing a gravestone with the Twitter logo on it.