Articles about Adam Mosseri

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.

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

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.

Facebook 'pauses' Instagram Kids development amid intense criticism

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.

Instagram will finally improve how its Search works

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.

Instagram will soon recommend posts, make videos play in fullscreen

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.

Instagram is developing Creator Shops, tools targeting 'creator middle class'

28 Apr 2021

Instagram is developing Creator Shops, tools targeting 'creator middle class'

In a recent Instagram Live session with Instagram boss Adam Mosseri, Mark Zuckerberg announced a suite of new tools which would help Instagram influencers monetize their online presence.

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

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.

TikTok CEO asks Instagram, Facebook to help fight US ban

19 Sep 2020

TikTok CEO asks Instagram, Facebook to help fight US ban

A few hours ago, the US Department of Commerce issued an order to ban the downloads of TikTok and WeChat apps, and limit their functionality.

Instagram CEO announces plan to better support Black users

16 Jun 2020

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.

Nicknames to love animation, all new features coming on Instagram

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.

Instagram is too busy to make iPad app, says CEO

17 Feb 2020

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.

Now, Instagram will warn you against posting hate comments

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.

Instagram 'accidentally' went horizontal, freaking several people out

28 Dec 2018

Instagram 'accidentally' went horizontal, freaking several people out

Instagram is famous for some really cool features, but last night, the photo-sharing platform went haywire and started turning horizontal.

Instagram promotes Vishal Shah to Head of Product post

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.

Instagram launches AI-backed features to combat bullying

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.

Instagram testing ways to share your location with Facebook

05 Oct 2018

Instagram testing ways to share your location with Facebook

Popular photo-sharing app Instagram appears to be testing a new setting to allow Facebook, its parent company, to collate the places you've been to, and use that data for targeted advertising.

Facebook discontinues failed split News Feed experiment

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.

Facebook News Feed to now prioritize posts from friends

12 Jan 2018

Facebook News Feed to now prioritize posts from friends

Facebook is making a major modification to its News Feed algorithm that will prioritize posts from friends and family instead of news and other third-party publisher content.