Following a number of recent reports surrounding the matter, Instagram’s CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom announced in a blog post earlier today that he would be departing the photo sharing platform and Facebook within just a few weeks’ time. Similarly, he confirmed that fellow co-founder Mike Krieger would also be leaving the company. Reportedly, the decision to leave Facebook comes after tensions between the co-founders and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Allegedly, there were some strong disagreements regarding the future direction of Instagram . Moreover, it’s claimed that Zuckerberg became significantly more involved in day-to-day operations due to the Facebook’s dependence on the social media platform for growth. Recently, Instagram moved away from its photo-sharing core with the introduction of IGTV . In addition to this, a separate IG Shopping app is reportedly in the works too.