Jan Koum, the Co-Founder and CEO of WhatsApp, is officially leaving the company, reportedly as a result of various clashes and disagreements with Facebook.
Encryption was also said to be an issue:
It also sounds like the problems extend beyond Koum:
Koum posted on his personal Facebook confirming his departure, but not stating any reasons other than it being time to move on:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg commented on Koum's post:
It's unclear who will be replacing Koum's shoes as CEO of WhatsApp, and over the coming months, it'll be interesting to see if his absence has any impact on WhatsApp's features or policies.
If you're a WhatsApp user, what are your thoughts on this?
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