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Sunday 16 December 2018

Facebook executive Adam Mosseri named Instagram chief executive

The appointment comes after the photo-sharing app’s co-founders resigned last week.

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By Associated Press Reporters

Facebook has named Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the new chief executive of Instagram.

The appointment comes after the photo-sharing app’s co-founders resigned last week without giving a clear reason.

Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s CEO, and Mike Krieger, its other co-founder, announced Mr Mosseri’s appointment on the company blog.

Mr Mosseri was named as Instagram’s head of product in May. He began as a designer at Facebook and most recently led its news feed.

The founders sought to reassure users that he will “hold true” to Instagram’s values and community.

Some users have worried since last week’s surprise departure that Instagram will become more like its parent company, becoming cluttered with features and sucking up personal data.

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