Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced the departure of the firm’s chief product officer Chris Cox and head of WhatsApp Chris Daniels, as reported.
It can be recalled that Cox joined in 2005, a year after Facebook was founded, while Daniels took up his role only a year ago.
No reason has explicitly been given for their departure, as of posting.
The changes come shortly after Zuckerberg disclosed his vision in turning Facebook into “privacy-focused platform”.
Furthermore, the announcement of the company’s two top official comes amid the worst outage of Facebook and Instagram, considered as the longest in their history.
Cox, a confidante of Mr Zuckerberg, started as a software engineer at the firm and helped to build several key features including News Feed.
He also held several senior roles, heading up human resources and helping to launch Facebook’s business platform Workplace.
Daniels, meanwhile, started as head of Whatsapp after five years of running Internet.org, an initiative to boost internet connectivity around the world.
He will be replaced by Will Cathcart, who currently heads up Facebook’s mobile app. Fidji Simo, who ran the app while Mr Cathcart was away on paternity leave, will take on his role.
No replacement has been announced for Cox, when this article up to the website.