Last week the cofounders of Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger, announced they are leaving the company due to concerns about the platform’s maintaining independence at Facebook. Now they have announced a new head of Instagram. In a blog post on the Instagram press, the Instagram co-founders announced that Adam Mosseri is the new leader of Instagram effective immediately.
Mosseri was previously the VP of product at Instagram, and before that, he started as a designer at Facebook. During his work at Facebook, Mosseri worked on Mobile and News Feed. Besides managing the day-to-day running of Instagram, Mosseri is also in charge of selecting heads of engineering, product, and services at Instagram.
So Systrom and Kreiger, despite their concerns over Instagram losing more of its independence at Facebook, say they remain excited about Instagram’s future with the leadership of Mosseri:
‘’ Since we announced our departure, many people have asked us what we hope for the future of Instagram. To us, the most important thing is keeping our community–all of you–front and center in all that Instagram does. We believe that Adam will hold to these values and that Instagram will continue to thrive.’’
‘’ We remain excited for the future of Instagram in the coming years as we transition from being leaders at Instagram to being just two users in a billion. We’re confident that under Adam’s leadership, Instagram will evolve and improve and we look forward to the future of the product and community.’’