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"Instagram is the only platform that is growing".

One of the names being touted as the next boss of Instagram is Adam Mosseri.

Six years ago, Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion. But because of Facebook's dependence on automation, the more ads you get, the spottier quality becomes - and the greater the likelihood of repulsing users. But that could quickly change.

Mark Zuckerberg is starting to suck Facebook Inc.'s eponymous product dry as far as rapid growth is concerned.

Instagram has been a primary focus of those efforts.

Yet not everyone thinks the high-profile exit means an instant win for Snap. "We've grown from 13 people to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion". While not particularly revealing, the measurement underscores the growing importance Facebook places on those secondary apps.

There have been reports of tension between Facebook and the pair although there are no signs of animosity in their departing statements nor those of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg who said he had enjoyed working with them and looked forward to seeing what they build next. WhatsApp has been building a team of data scientists over the past year, suggesting that it too is exploring ways to exploit user data to generate sales. And it was the first startup allowed to operate mostly independently.

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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".

Recently, Instagram has been on a roll. Systrom and Krieger have been with the company throughout this time, and the later wrote in a statement that he is "grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team".

The company has started mentioning Instagram more frequently on its earnings calls and taking credit for its success.

In the meantime, investors may be showing signs of concerns with the stock trading lower by more than 2 percent to $161.85 early Tuesday morning. And especially when its parent has long stopped being cool, what with everyone and their grandma now on it. Zuckerberg ally Chris Cox, who leads product development for Facebook's main app, gained oversight of WhatsApp and Instagram, which had been given independence when Facebook bought them.

But there was pressure for their two apps to become more integrated, and features were added allowing, for example, Instagram Stories - videos that self-destruct after 24 hours - to be cross-posted to Facebook.

"I don't think Zuckerberg is dumb", Akhtar said.


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