This is the second time that the heads of services bought Facebook have left.
Kevin Systrom was the CEO of Instagram, while Krieger was the technical director. According to NYT, on September 24 they notified the soon-to-be-top management of Facebook, which owns the company.
Systrom on the blog noted that he and Krieger plan to “relax” from the cases in order to “re-learn their curiosity and creativity.” According to him, the co-founders of the company are satisfied with the prospects of Instagram and Facebook.
The creators of Instagram did not say the exact reasons for leaving. However, Bloomberg, citing sources, said that Systre and Krieger had resigned because of disagreements with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. According to the publication, co-authors of the photo service did not like the increased attention from Zuckerberg, while they wanted to preserve their independence from the parent company. Facebook founder named Systrom and Krieger “outstanding leaders”, wished them “the best” and said that he “eagerly waits for them to build further.”
According to Bloomberg, their successor will be Adam Mossery, who moved to Instagram as product manager from the post of head of Facebook news feed.
Krieger founded Instagram in 2010, soon joined by Systre. Facebook has acquired a photo service in 2012 for a billion dollars. Now sotsset has more than a billion users.
This is the second time in a year that the founders of the service bought Facebook have left. In April , the head of WhatsApp, Jan Kum, left office. According to The Washington Post, the reason was also different views with the management of Facebook on the further development of the service.