Instagram’s chief executive officer and chief technical officer, respectively, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have stepped out from their positions, the company informed on Monday. They both are the co-founders of the company.

Krieger and Systrom haven’t explained why they had withdrawn from the company. Systrom mentioned in a post that they are seeking for some free time to explore their innovation and interest. They have made the statement following continual disputes over the managerial direction of Instagram with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, said media.

The last day of their serving is not yet revealed, but the company will soon declare the date, it said.

Zuckerburg said in the statement, both officers are extraordinary product managers. Krieger and Systrom are knowledgeable personalities and Zuckerberg learned lots of new things in the past six years while working with them.

In 2012 Facebook had invented the photo-sharing app. Instagram currently has nearly 1 billion users active per month. It has extended by involving attributes such as videos and messaging. Afterward, it had added the feature which allows posting slideshows.


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