Instagram co-founders resign after disagreeing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

They were reportedly frustrated with Zuckerberg’s daily involvement in the company

Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, have resigned. A report claims the pair left over disagreements with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Similar reports followed the resignations of WhatsApp’s founders.
In a statement released late on Monday, Systrom said that he and Krieger were “ready for [their] next chapter,” and hinted that they would create something new. The photo-sharing company has grown from “13 people to over a thousand with offices around the world,” he noted, adding that the network had gathered “a community of over one billion.”

The reason behind Systrom’s and Krieger’s departure is unclear. Bloomberg cited unnamed sources who claimed that the founders of Instagram were “frustrated with an uptick in day-to-day involvement” by Facebook’s chief Mark Zuckerberg.” The Facebook boss has become more reliant on the photo-sharing company in planning for Facebook’s future, according to the report.