California, September 25: It seems like a classic case of parent-child fight where the latter is preparing to leave the house. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are reportedly finding Facebook's interference too much to handle and have decided to step down. As Recode reports, the co-founders have disagreed with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg's recent product changes including comment tweaks and cross sharing. The duo sold the photo and video sharing platform to Facebook back in 2010 for USD 1 billion. Systrom and Krieger confirmed their departure from Instagram through an official blog, stating the two are taking time off to build new things. Instagram Co-founders Resigning: Report.
While the blog does not specify the exact reason to trigger the departure of the duo, it is believed to have been over Facebook's increased influence on the product.