Tension between the Photo sharing app founders and Facebook CEO?
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving their positions in Instagram as the co-founders want to explore and return to being creative again, at least that’s the official reason of their resignation.
More sources hint that the two are not getting along with their parent company CEO, Mark Zuckerberg , and the direction he is taking Instagram. It would be no surprise if its true, since its not the first time that founders of company bought by Facebook are leaving for that reason.
In 2012 Facebook bought Instagram for $2 Billion and since that day they rose to over 1 Billion monthly users and being even more popular than their parent company. While Facebook are more busy in scandals and users who left the platform, Instagram got the spotlight as the new way of marketing and sharing.
As I said, that is not the first time founders have left after being acquired by Facebook. Whatsapp founders already left Facebook (Who bought Whatsapp for $19 Billion in 2014), Brian Acton left in 2017 and Has since called on users to delete Facebook and Jan Koum who left few months ago, also as reports said, because he didn’t like the way Facebook taking Whatsapp too.
Lately Facebook trying to make Instagram and Facebook as one unit, you can see it when you share stories to Instagram and users can watch it on their Facebook page, also Instagram now recommends you follow your Facebook friends and more.
Could Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger be afraid of what is next for Instagram? We will have to wait and see.