Chris Cox, Facebook Chief Product Officer and Chris Daniels, Vice President for WhatsApp have both left the company.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made this known as the company reorganizes to become privacy-focused.
Zuckerberg said his social media platform is reorganizing to become more centered around making private messaging, stories and groups the foundation of the experience, including enabling encryption and interoperability across services.
Expressed sadness Cox and Daniels left at this time, while also deeply grateful for their contribution to the firm.
“While it is sad to lose such great people, this also creates opportunities for more great leaders who are energized about the path ahead to take on new and bigger roles,” Zuckerberg said.
Will Cathcart will be taking over as the new head of WhatsApp and Zuckerberg has left Cox’s role vacant.
“Instead, the leaders of Facebook (Fidji Simo), Instagram (Adam Mosseri), Messenger (Stan Chudnovsky), and WhatsApp (Will Cathcart) will report directly to me, and our Chief Marketing Officer (Antonio Lucio) will report directly to Sheryl,” the Facebook CEO stated.