Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has announced the departure of Facebook’s chief product officer Chris Cox, as well as the head of WhatsApp Chris Daniels.
No official reason has been given about either one’s departure. This occurs around a time when Facebook is undergoing some changes to become a more “privacy-focused platform”, according to Zuckerberg.
Cox announced his departure on his personal Facebook page. He's fulfilled several senior roles during his 13 years with the company and was responsible for a large proportion of the platform's newsfeed development.
As it stands, no replacement has been announced to take on Chris Cox’s job at Facebook.
No information was given about Daniel’s departure either, other than who his replacement will be. Will Cathcart, will step up to fulfil Daniel's old role, while WhatsApp's Fidji Simo will replace Cathcart as head of Facebook mobile.
This isn’t the first news of Facebook losing out on some of its executives. Over the last two years, a few of its top executives have left the company, including Facebook’s chief security officer, and co-founders of Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus.