The Instagram founders leave the company

Основатели Instagram уходят из компании

The creators of the social network of Instagram Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announced his intention to leave the company in the coming weeks. The reasons for this decision have not been announced yet.

On its website Systrom issued a statement which says that “he and Mike are grateful for the last 8 years in Instagram and 6 years with a team of Facebook. Now they are ready for a new Chapter in their lives.” According to Systrom, the creators of the service plan “to relax, to re-discover their curiosity and creativity”.

Instagram free application sharing photos and videos with elements of social network was developed and launched in the US in 2010, and in 2012 Facebook announced the purchase of the service for a billion dollars. In June, Instagram announced that its audience has reached 1 billion active users.

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