The founders of Instagram leave Facebook, the social network has confirmed. According to sources of techsite Techcrunch, this happened because the founders feel that the independence of Instagram is at stake.
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have themselves announced . They only mention that they wanted to do something new, but they kept their minds about the reason for the departure. According to Techcrunch this happened after internal problems last year, where Facebook wanted more and more control over Facebook.
In the takeover six years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to the founders of Instagram that they were within the company could continue to function independently. That independence would, according to the founders, increasingly come into play. Facebook wanted more of Instagram to come back to Facebook.
Adam Mosseri would take charge of the day-to-day management at Instagram. He was already CEO of the social platform focused on visual material. Mosseri is a confidant of Zuckerberg and comes from Facebook. Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for a billion dollars. The service has a billion active users.