Twitter has temporarily closed the company’s office buildings till next week.
The company’s capacity to continue running faced serious jeopardy after hundreds of workers reportedly turned down Elon Musk’s demand to continue working for the company.
#RIPTwitter, #TwitterDown, #goodbyeTWitter, and #Mastodon had been trending on Twitter since the ultimatum deadline passed.
Musk gave an ultimatum to the remaining staff to commit to long hours at high intensity or quit.
The message went on to say, “Please continue to comply with company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press, or elsewhere.”
According to estimates, hundreds of the remaining employees chose to leave.
A current employee reported that many of the engineers who were in charge of repairing bugs and avoiding service outages had left, raising concerns about the consistency of the platform in light of the loss of employees and sparking hasty discussions among managers about who should be asked to return.
Twitter later announced via email that office buildings will be closed till next week and employee access badges got disabled until Monday.
Users speculated online that the website might shut down in a matter of hours or days.
However, the social media platform has not made any announcement yet.