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Facebook appoints Adam Mosseri as Instagram head

Facebook appoints Adam Mosseri as Instagram head / Instagram

Facebook has named Adam Mosseri as the new boss of Instagram following the exit of co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger last week.

Mosseri had been Instagram's head of product and previously led the company's News Feed division. He has also served as design director for Facebook's mobile apps.

Instagram co-founders Systrom and Krieger said in a joint statement: "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."

According to CNBC, their departure was a result of frustrations over Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's excessive interference with Instagram.

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