Confirming the company's decision, a Google spokeswoman said: "To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our global voluntary work-from-home option through June 30 2021 for roles that don't need to be in the office".
The company had previously said that most employees would be working remotely until the end of 2020, while some staff could be asked to start working in Google's offices before then.
Besides helping protect people from the virus, the new July 2021 target date for reopening Google's offices should make it easier for workers with children to adjust to schools that aren't allowing students to return to campus next month and in September.
The new work-from-home policy reportedly applies to the majority of Google's 200,000 employees (including contractors) and is not limited to those based in the U.S. It also ups the pressure for other tech giants, such as Facebook and Apple, to follow suit. A small number of Google staffers were notified later in the week.
It's the first major tech company to extend its timeline to next summer as the Covid-19 pandemic drags on.
Five Rafale jets fly out of France to India
For a while now, the IAF had been seen as handicapped vis-a-vis its challengers in the region, notably the Pakistan Air Force. The training has been going on in batches and the training goes on in the facility of Dassault Aviation.
Alphabet chief executive Sundar Pichai made the decision last week after a meeting of the company's top executives, the Journal reported, citing unnamed sources.
The move will affect almost all of the 200,000 employees and contractors across Alphabet, Google's parent company.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took it a step further when he recently announced that almost half of Facebook's staff will be working from their homes in the next decade.
Twitter Inc., on the other hand, has said it will allow employees to work from home permanently if they like.