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Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger leave Facebook for alleged lack of independence

27 mayo, 2021

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are responsible for one of the most important social networks in history: Instagram. Eight years ago they gave life to this service, and today we know that it is time to abandon it.

The first information about it came from the hands of the New York Times, but Systrom itself has been in charge of confirming it through a statement on the Instagram blog.

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Again in search of “creativity”

In said statement words of thanks to Facebook reign and they attribute their departure to an intention to “explore their curiosity and creativity again. Creating new things requires a step back, understanding what inspires us and combining that with what the world needs.”

“Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years on Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We have grown from a team of 13 people to almost 1,000 employees spread across offices around the world. Now we are ready for the next chapter. “.

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As we can see, in the farewell statement there is no recrimination or disappointment towards Mark Zuckerberg’s company, but Bloomberg assures that between the founders of both companies there were different visions on what the future of Instagram should look like.

Furthermore, they allegedly opposed Facebook’s decision to copy Snapchat Stories. This makes a lot of sense if we reread the official statement from Systrom, which now seeks to focus “again on creativity.”

It is not the only significant decline that Facebook has had in recent months. It seems that the company is able to buy great services but is unable to retain its creators.

In May Jan Koum, founder and CEO of WhatsApp, left the company and rumors spoke of a strong confrontation with Zuckerberg for wanting to weaken the encryption of the service and use user data for commercial purposes.