We have some terrible news for Instagram fans, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger who are the original co-founders of the app have left the team. The position of the two co-founders on the Instagram developer team was really important for users everywhere because they were the ones who were keeping Instagram simple and not filling it with useless features like Facebook has. Unfortunately, their departure might mean that Instagram as we know it will come to an end.
Instagram Co-Founders Leave the Team
The worst thing about Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger leaving the team in charge of Instagram is the fact that this is being done on bad terms. What we mean by this is that large companies usually keep every disagreement behind closed doors and that they don’t let any bad news spread through the media without finding a solution first.
For example, big companies will designate a leader to take the place of the co-founders who are leaving and only after they would tell the media about it. This is not what happened with Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.
Leaving On Bad Terms
The two co-founders left the team on bad terms and they made sure to let everyone know about it. They even made a post on the official Instagram blog before leaving. The interesting thing about this post is that is the fact that Kevin Systrom made sure to let everyone know that he wants to start his own company.
“We’re planning on leaving Instagram to explore our curiosity and creativity again. Building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us and match that with the what the world needs; that’s what we plan to do” said Kevin Systrom.
Where Does This Leave Instagram?
The official Facebook spokesperson didn’t have anything to say about the departure of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. This leads us to believe that the future of Instagram is uncertain and that Facebook finally can do whatever it wants with the photo-sharing platform.