It's hard not to worry that the sudden departures of Kevin and Mike means the app is going to slowly become a new version of the overstuffed, clunky, hamburger menu-laden Facebook app you're probably barely using now, if that.
Mr Systrom, who heads the popular photo-sharing app launched in 2010, said they were taking some time off to "explore our curiosity and creativity".
According to a Pew Research Center survey this year, 51 per cent of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 use Facebook, compared with 72 per cent for Instagram and 69 per cent who are on Snapchat.
When the pair sold Instagram to the social network in 2012, Facebook gave them free rein to run it independently. But in the six years they've continued at Instagram post-acquisition, they have built a money-making giant.
According to The New York Times - which broke the news - Facebook executives were only made aware of Systrom and Krieger's decision to depart on Monday. Concerns over Facebook's business sparked the biggest one-day wipeout in U.S. stock market history in July.
"Kevin and Mike are extraordinary product leaders and Instagram reflects their combined creative talents", Zuckerberg said in a statement. One distinction is that the WhatsApp disputes centered on the debate over whether to allow ads within the messaging service, which the co-founders had long opposed, whereas Instagram embraced ads early on.
Trump says Dems using ‘con game’ to sink Kavanaugh court bid
Democrats have seized on both accusations as reason to delay the confirmation vote for more hearings and a full FBI investigation. Democrats have accused Republicans of not conducting a thorough review in their rush to get Mr Kavanaugh confirmed.
In March, in the week Mr Zuckerberg apologised for the handling of a historic data breach, Facebook ended $58bn (£44bn) lower in value.
John Lilly, a venture capitalist at Greylock, commented on the departure of the two Instagram co-founders stating, "what an impact they've had on all of us".
Bloomberg noted that Instagram has featured more prominently in Facebook's earnings calls, with Zuckerberg saying it is grown twice as fast as it would have without the parent company.
When Facebook bought it up, Instagram was ad-free and had a following of 31m people.
Instagram attracts a younger cohort of users who are critical to Facebook's growth. The firm believes the app will bring in only $662.1 million this year, compared to its earlier forecast of $1.03 billion.
Since the WhatsApp shuffle, Instagram employees became nervous about something similar happening to their group, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has shared his thoughts regarding Eden Hazard's excellent record from the spot. Sarri said: " David Luiz is in Cobham, because he's playing very often now after six months without playing".
Chelsea's inability to break down West Ham United on Sunday was overshadowed by a stunning stat about their midfielder Jorginho . That's why I was a bit frustrated and disappointed to be substituted, but the coach made his choice and you have to respect it.
That has been followed by some scrambling on the Wolves side regarding the front office and ownership being on the same page. But Butler's long-term aim is clear: He wants to form the NBA's next superteam or lure Irving his way.
"However, all my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture". Kumar, however, had not specified a date for the meeting but sources told Geo News that it was scheduled for September 27.
Express Sport understands the World Cup victor is interested in a return to Juventus, from whom United signed him. Asked what was stopping United from attacking, Pogba replied: 'I can't tell you because I'm a player.
Gronk was Brady's best target in Week 1, catching nine passes for 183 yards and one touchdown. "Brady's my quarterback. After the Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia, he admitted that he was contemplating retirement.
Saudi Arabia, Russia and the USA are the world's three largest oil producers. "Saudi Arabia now faces a dilemma", Fritsch said. Prices were supported by sanctions on Iranian supplies and pressured by the potential that Chinese demand could wane.
As people lined up to come in the building, Gahler said she cut in line and words were exchanged, but it was a "little incident". The wounded included Hassan Mitchell , 19, Wilfredo Villegas , 45, and a 45-year-old woman from NY named Acharya Purna.
Liverpool's serene dominance in the Premier League continued this afternoon as the Reds cruised past Southampton 3-0 at Anfield . It's my job to sometimes deliver news nobody wants to hear. "We saw that we had a few problems". "It's just good to have him".
Torreira's injury comes at a bad time for the Arsenal , as the Gunners prepare to face Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. Experience is important to play each match in the Premier League especially because the competition is stronger.
Trump questions credibility of second Kavanaugh accuser
Bush when Brett Kavanaugh worked in the White House. "I mean charges come up from 36 years ago that are totally unsubstantiated". He said of Kavanaugh, "This is a high quality person, and it would be a awful insult to our country if this doesn't happen".
Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3-10 Years in Sexual Assault Case
It was the second time Cosby had stood trial for the allegations, after an earlier jury failed to reach a verdict in June 2017. Cosby doesn't plan to make a statement in court before he's sentenced for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman .
Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy rescued at sea after injury
He managed to send a message saying he has a severe back injury and is immobilised, unable to eat or drink. "Can't walk. Having that", he said, and added that he was vomiting continuously and had a burning sensation in his chest.
New Accusation Rocks Kavanaugh Nomination; Trump Stands Firm
General Assembly, calling the allegations against his nominee for a lifetime post on the top US court politically motivated. The second claim against Mr Kavanaugh dates to the 1983-84 academic year, which was his first at Yale University .
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has resigned
But multiple other sources said that Rosenstein had been summoned to the White House, where he was expected to be dismissed. In a radio interview aired on Monday, Mr Trump said he had not decided whether to fire Mr Rosenstein.
Boos bombard Vikings in home loss to Bills
Allen hurdled Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on a run for a first down, and took a solid hit as he completed the run. The Vikings , on the other hand, were on the wrong end of the most shocking game of the 2018 season thus far.
Modi faces calls to quit over Rafale plane deal
Dassault Aviation, the makers of Rafale, had chosen Reliance Defence as its partner to fulfil offset obligations of the deal. And the ex-president of France has said that in that meeting I was clearly told that the contract had to go to Mr Ambani.
Indian flight turns back after 30 passengers report sick
Mr Sharma said , "I was sitting on an aisle seat when suddenly air pressure in the cabin dropped and oxygen masks came down". Others posted videos from the cabin, showing passengers sitting quietly and breathing through oxygen masks.