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Co-Founders at Instagram Stepped Down from the Company


Famous Photo and video-sharing app Instagram’s founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have stepped down from their positions and are planning to leave the company soon.

Higher possibility of adding on to the challenges faced by the Instagram’s parent company Facebook. A senior Facebook Executive is said to be shifted to Instagram, at the beginning of the year, with an idea of the founders to leave the company.

Kevin Systrom, the Chief Executive, and Mike Krieger, the Chief Technical Officer, informed their Facebook and Instagram officials of their decision to resign on Monday, not disclosing much of the information as they were bound to not to discuss the matter publicly. However, they veiled their plans “on taking some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again.” Systrom added, “Building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us and match that with what the world needs; that’s what we plan to do.”

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Instagram was founded in 2010 as just a location check-in app which was then worked on by both of the tech freaks and then eventually refurbished and renamed as Instagram. After that, Instagram embraced popularity in the Silicon Valley and now persists to be one of the favorite photo-sharing apps for more than billions of users.

From working in a small office initially near San Francisco, they initially strived a lot for the app’s existence online, which involved a lot of monetary investment. Finally, the app caught the attention of the Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg, who clearly understood the burgeoning potential of Instagram’s distinctive photo-sharing network that would add on to the wealth of its existing social media site Facebook.

Wishing them luck for their future, Zuckerberg admired them and said “all the best and I’m looking forward to seeing what they build next.”