On Monday, Facebook announced that Adam Mosseri will take charge of Instagram. The move has come after Instagram's co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigned from the company in September. Mosseri has been with Instagram as the head of its 'News Feed' department and earlier this year, he was appointed as the vice-president (product) of the company.
Both Krieger and Systrom welcomed Mosseri's appointment. In their statement to the press, the co-founders mentioned, "We are thrilled to hand over the reins to a product leader with a strong design background and a focus on craft and simplicity -- as well as a deep understanding of the importance of community.
These are the values and principles that have been essential to us at Instagram since the day we started, and we’re excited for Adam to carry them forward." In turn, in his own statement posted on Instagram, Mosseri went on to acknowledge Systrom and Krieger's contribution to the company and thank the company for the new opportunity and responsibility given to him.
He said, "The impact of their (Systrom and Krieger's) work over the past eight years has been incredible. They built a product people love that brings joy and connection to so many lives." He added, "I’m humbled and excited about the opportunity to now lead the Instagram team.
I want to thank them for trusting me to carry forward the values that they have established. I will do my best to make them, the team, and the Instagram community proud”. Mosseri joined Facebook in 2008 as a product designer.
Over the years, he has risen through the company's ranks making himself and his potential invaluable to the organisation. This development comes as a much-needed deviation for Facebook, which has been dealing with several problems currently.
Most recently, Facebook shared that around 50 million users' accounts had become susceptible to a security breach.