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Mike Krieger  Co-founder of Instagram. Brasileiro by birth, live in SF. Love dogs, indie music. Berner dad of @junopup, husband of @kaitlyn, co-founder to @kevin

As I start this next chapter after Instagram, I couldn't imagine a better person to talk to than chef Ferran Adrià. He developed El Bullí into the best restaurant in the world before closing it in 2011, to rethink things from the ground up and reopen as a food lab and interdisciplinary research center. "We closed El Bullí to open El Bullí", says the sign right when you walk into the space where he and his team are working on their own next chapter. His interests run deep; we bounced between AI, prototyping, company culture, education, and transitions. @kaitlyn and I left inspired by his curiosity and open approach to cataloguing knowledge about the world, sharing it out through his "bullipedia" series.

@kevin and I are pleased to announce that Adam Mosseri (@mosseri), our current Vice President of Product, will become the Head of Instagram starting today. We are thrilled to hand over the reins to a product leader with a strong design background and a focus on craft and simplicity — as well as a deep understanding of the importance of community. These are the values and principles that have been essential to us at Instagram since the day we started, and we're excited for Adam to carry them forward.

Adam began his career as a designer, managed his own design consultancy, and then joined the Facebook design team in 2008. Since he joined, he moved from design into product management, and spent time working on Mobile then News Feed and most recently, we recruited him to Instagram. In his role leading Instagram, Adam will oversee all functions of the business and will recruit a new executive team including a head of engineering, head of product and head of operations.
Since we announced our departure, many people have asked us what we hope for the future of Instagram. To us, the most important thing is keeping our community — all of you — front and center in all that Instagram does. We believe that Adam will hold true to these values and that Instagram will continue to thrive.

We remain excited for the future of Instagram and Facebook in the coming years as we transition from being leaders at Instagram to being just two users in a billion. We're confident that under Adam's leadership, Instagram will evolve and improve and we look forward to the future of the product and community.

@kevin and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We’ve grown from 13 people on the team to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion. We’ve loved learning to scale a company and nurture an enormous global community. And we couldn’t have done it without our amazing Instagram team, and the support of @zuck, @sherylsandberg, @schrep, and @chriscox at Facebook—we've learned so much from all of you. Now, we’re ready for our next chapter.

We’re planning on taking some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again. Building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us and match that with what the world needs; that’s what we plan to do.

We remain excited for the future of Instagram and Facebook in the coming years as we transition from leaders to just two users in a billion. Thank you for being part of Instagram’s community—it’s been, and will continue to be, an honor.

Five years ago today, we introduced the ability to post videos on Instagram. Today, an exciting new chapter of video begins with IGTV, our new app for watching long-form, vertical video from your favorite Instagram creators. There’s a stand-alone app, and you’ll also be able to watch from within Instagram, so everyone can experience IGTV from the start. And by everyone I mean our community of over 1 billion 🎉

I’m so excited by what the team created, and big thanks to everyone who worked to make it happen — including these incredible creators who helped us launch! 📸 @ninja @laurdiy @brycexavier @kevin @mannymua733 @lelepons @ashleyyuki @katieaustin @susiemoww @laurengodwin
Update your app to watch IGTV now!

Happy Father's Day to my dad, who I just spent an amazing weekend with in Montreal for the Canadian GP. Thank you for shaping who I am today... and for getting me into ⚽️💻 and 🏎 from when I was little 😀

Our events team at @instagram is amazing. To commemorate our new IGSF office, we put together a small dinner with engineering leaders from around the industry, and these were the name tags on the table.

Yesterday we opened our new Instagram New York office! We have almost 300 employees in NYC and they have been building great products across the board, from Feed and Stories to Explore and Shopping. They're also the team responsible for making sure our apps are high quality and stable. It's really exciting to see the continued growth of the team, and the beautiful space they just moved into. I also sat down with @alexheath for a conversation on @cheddar

We’ve opened a new Instagram office in San Francisco! Almost eight years ago, @kevin and I launched Instagram just down the road. I’ve always appreciated our San Francisco roots and I’m glad we’re back.

#sanfrancisco #IGSF

Happy Mother's Day / Feliz Dia das Mães to all the moms out there, but most importantly mine :) Thank you for the support, wisdom, love, and patience (even when I went through bad hair phases like this one!) We love you!

Tonight, @kaitlyn and I attended the #metgala. It’s so inspiring to see the fashion community come together to celebrate art and creativity, and I love how Instagram continues to be a place for that art and creativity to thrive.

Today, Instagram announced a set of new products at the #f82018 conference, including integrations with other apps like @spotify, a new Camera Effects Platform so partners can make creative tools for their followers in Stories, a new video chat feature in Direct, a reimagined Explore experience, and a bullying comment filter to keep Instagram a safe and positive experience. Congrats to the teams for all the hard work that went into building these innovative experiences, and a special shout out to @ssarkar1, @tamar.shapiro, and @jsood for doing the keynote onstage today!

@kevin and I are excited to be part of #foundersforchange, expressing our commitment to building a diverse team and pushing for more inclusion in both the startup and investment communities. I was lucky enough that my first startup job was working at Meebo, co-founded by Elaine Wherry and Sandy Jen, two phenomenal women, and they've set an example I strive to continue to follow in building a diverse team and inclusive culture. Check out some of the other entrepreneurs who've signed on at foundersforchange.org.

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