Facebook picked up WhatsApp back in 2014 to the tune of $19 billion, and since then co-founder and former CEO Jan Koum has hung around his baby. He’s even stuck to his values, remaining adamant that the acquisition by Facebook wouldn’t result in a change of company principles. But four years later, it seems his time at WhatsApp is coming to an end. Koum has just revealed that he’s leaving WhatsApp.
The announcement was made just earlier today via Jan Koum’s personal Facebook, and the text is short enough to include it in its entirety just below:
It’s been almost a decade since Brian and I started WhatsApp, and it’s been an amazing journey with some of the best people.
Whatsapp founder Jan Koum announces he’s leaving Facebook was written by the awesome team at Android Police.