Photo, from left to right: Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, new head of Instagram Adam Mosseri, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom.
Last week, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger announced that they would leave the company, with reports suggesting that the two were frustrated with Facebook, preventing Instagram from functioning as an independent entity.
Now Systrom and Kreiger have announced who will take over the reign as head of Instagram.
In a blog this afternoon, Systrom and Kreiger announced that Adam Mosseri is the new head of Instagram from today. Mosseri is relatively new to the Instagram team and has only started its role as vice president of the product since May of this year.
Prior to joining Instagram as VP of the product, Mosseri was responsible for Facebook & # 39; s News Feed, where he fought with the fake news problem of the service. He also worked on the often unsuccessful mobile products of Facebook, such as Facebook Home.
The many people who are worried about the future of Instagram as Kreiger and Systrom will probably not be reassured by the appointment of Facebook's former VP or News Feed. However, Systrom and Kreiger say that Mosseri's experience in design and product leadership gives him the skills needed to put the values & principles into practice. of Insagram.
"We are very pleased to transfer the reins to a product leader with a strong design background and a focus on craftsmanship and simplicity – as well as a deep understanding of the importance of community, which are the values and principles that are essential to us on Instagram since the day we started, and we are excited for Adam to bring them forward. "
In the same blog, Systrom and Kreiger explain what they would most like to see in the future of Instagram, a focus on community:
"Since we announced our departure, many people have asked us what we hope for the future of Instagram, and for us the most important thing is to keep our community – all of you – at the forefront of everything Instagram does. values and that Instagram will continue to flourish.
What do you think of the new Instagram leader? Do you have confidence in the future or the platform? Let us know in the comments!
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