Adam Mosseri: News

Adam Mosseri is the current head of Instagram, a subsidiary of Facebook. Mosseri is an Israeli-American currently based in the United States and has been a Facebook employee for 13 years. He started as a product designer in 2008, leveling up to become the vice president of product management in 2016. He was appointed the head of the Instagram product in May 2018. Adam Mosseri is an alma mater of the New York University. He was born in January 1983. Mosseri was appointed to his current role as the head of Instagram after the photo-sharing app's founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in September 2018. Mosseri's title "head of Instagram" before from the title of the former leaders since Facebook reserves CEO titles for founders only. Under Mosseri's leadership, Instagram has expanded multifold, incorporating new monetization tools and new features for content creators, keeping abreast with the likes of TikTok and Snapchat. In 2020, Adam Mosseri was listed in the Tech category of Fortune's "40 under 40" list.

15 May 2024


Threads launches fact-checking program ahead of US elections

Meta's latest social network, Threads, has launched its own fact-checking program.

09 Mar 2024


Threads now lets users save drafts, take photos within app

Threads has introduced new features, including the ability to save drafts and take photos within the app.

02 Mar 2024


Meta begins testing Threads API with third-party developers

Meta has kicked off the testing phase for its Threads API, inviting a select group of third-party developers to participate, according to Meta engineer Jesse Chen.

07 Jan 2024


Instagram boss apologizes for irrelevant, hateful recommendations on Threads

Over the last few weeks, Threads has flooded user feeds with low-quality recommendations, including irrelevant content, engagement baits, and even hate speech, particularly transphobic posts.

24 Nov 2023


How to prevent anyone from downloading your Instagram Reels 

Instagram now allows users to download public reels directly onto their devices.

06 Oct 2023


Instagram testing feature for sharing stories with multiple lists

Instagram is currently experimenting with a new feature that lets users share their stories with multiple audience lists, similar to the existing "Close Friends" option.

07 Jul 2023


Instagram head pushes back against Elon Musk's criticism of Threads

Instagram's Threads is on its second day. The app has enjoyed a stellar start, with over 50 million users onboarded on the first day itself.

08 Dec 2022


Instagram will now tell creators why their posts aren't recommended

Are you an Instagram creator? Have you ever wondered why one of your posts appeared on the 'Explore' page while another didn't?

10 May 2022


NFTs are coming soon to Instagram feed, stories, and messages

Instagram has decided to join the NFT party. The social media platform will soon start testing NFTs with select US creators, said Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.

11 Nov 2021


Instagram Subscriptions in-app purchase spotted on Apple App Store

Instagram is reportedly gearing up to launch a subscription model to benefit the creators on the app.

11 Oct 2021


Instagram will 'nudge' teens away from harm, encourage taking breaks

Facebook is grappling with the aftermath of whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony that showed it proceeded to build Instagram Kids, fully aware that Instagram is detrimental to teenagers' mental health.

28 Sep 2021


Facebook 'pauses' Instagram Kids development amid intense criticism

Facebook on Monday announced it had halted the development of Instagram Kids, a standalone Instagram version designed specifically for children aged 13 or younger.

27 Aug 2021


Instagram will finally improve how its Search works

In a blog post penned by Instagram's head Adam Mosseri, the Facebook-owned social media platform explained how its Search feature works.

01 Jul 2021


Instagram will soon recommend posts, make videos play in fullscreen

Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram has been compelled to continuously evolve and add features like Reels to stay competitive amid rivalry with popular platforms like TikTok.

16 Jan 2021


WhatsApp capitulates: Won't implement controversial privacy policy for 3 months

With WhatsApp's clarifications being received with skepticism, the chat app has pushed the deadline for accepting its new Terms of Service (ToS) forward by three months.

16 Jun 2020

George Floyd

Instagram CEO announces plan to better support Black users

In light of the brutal killing of George Floyd and the racial discrimination protests stemming from it, Instagram is moving to take steps to better support Black communities.

26 Feb 2020


Nicknames to love animation, all new features coming on Instagram

A week ago, Instagram boss Adam Mosseri claimed that they have far more important things to work on than an iPad app.

17 Feb 2020

Mike Krieger

Instagram is too busy to make iPad app, says CEO

Even after nearly ten years' worth of operation, Instagram remains unavailable on one of the hottest gadgets in the market - the iPad.

09 Jul 2019


Now, Instagram will warn you against posting hate comments

In a major move, Instagram has announced two new tools to combat the pressing problem of bullying.

11 Dec 2018


Instagram promotes Vishal Shah to Head of Product post

Following the departure of Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in September, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform was going through a leadership crisis.

10 Oct 2018


Instagram launches AI-backed features to combat bullying

Photo-sharing service Instagram has launched a new set of AI and machine learning-powered features to combat bullying on the platform.

02 Mar 2018


Facebook discontinues failed split News Feed experiment

After learning that users didn't like two separate News Feeds, one for family/friends and another for commercial pages, Facebook has ended its Explore Feed test.