The two co-founders of Facebook's photo-sharing app Instagram resigned today, according to the evening news of September 25, Beijing time. So far, Facebook has so far left 9 executives.
Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announced earlier today that they had resigned from Facebook to continue exploring curiosity and creativity.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg later said in a statement: "Kevin and Mike are great product leaders, and Instagram can show their genius and creativity. Over the past 6 years, I have learned a lot from working with them and enjoyed it. I wish them better in the future and look forward to seeing their next great product. "
Instagram is a mobile application that supports the iOS and Android platforms, allowing users to capture their life memories in any environment, select the image filter style, and share it on various social platforms with one click. In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion.
Nine of Facebook's top executives have left so far this year following the departure of two Instagram founders.
At the end of April, Jan Koum, co-founder of Facebook's instant messaging app WhatsApp, announced his resignation. In February 2014, Facebook announced that it would spend $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp in cash plus stock.
In June, Elliot Schrage, Facebook's director of communications and public policy, announced his departure. In July, Colin Stretch, general counsel of Facebook, left Colin Strech. Last month, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos (Alex Stamos) left.
Three other executives, Dan Rose, Rachel Whetstone and Alex Hardiman, resigned this year. (Li Ming)
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