Instagram appoints Facebook veteran Adam Mosseri as new boss

Facebook has named long-term exec Adam Mosseri as its new head, replacing co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, who announced they were stepping down last week.

In his previous role as head of Facebook’s news feed, Mosseri lead the company’s efforts to charm publishers onto the platform.

Mosseri moved to Instagram as head of product in May this year.

In May, Mosseri moved to Instagram as head of product, having been with Facebook since starting as a product designer in 2008.

In a statement published to Instagram’s company blog, the platform’s founders said: “We are pleased to announce that Adam Mosseri, our current vice president of product, will become the head of Instagram starting today.

“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.”


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