Head of Instagram addresses app update after intense backlash


Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashians lead the anger over Instagram’s latest update, while Adam Mosseri responds to the backlash

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Instagram’s boss has addressed the social media platform’s three latest controversial updates

Instagram head Adam Mosseri has taken to his social media platforms to provide an update on the latest changes at Instagram.


The recent update has brought major changes to the platform’s interface, including a full-screen mode and prioritizing recommended videos over users who follow accounts.

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Instagram users have received a heated reaction, with a viral petition to “Make Instagram Instagram Again” with almost 200,000 signatures.


In his video, Mosseri addresses the move to video content, with backlash in comments from influencers like Chrissy Teigen who responded to the video chirp say “we don’t want to do videos adam lol”.

The Kardashians have also publicly opposed the update, with Kylie and Kim sharing the “Make Instagram Instagram Again” post with their followers.


Makeup influencer James Charles commented on Mosseri’s Instagram post of the video, saying, “The reason videos are growing so much is because we’re forced to post videos.

“The performance of our photos has degraded by more than 90%, so creators don’t switch because they want to, but because we’re told it’s the only chance to grow.”

Both Kim and Kylie Jenner have shared their take on the new Instagram update

Who is Adam Mosseri?

Adam Mosseri is an American businessman who is currently the CEO of Instagram.


Mosseri worked his way up through Facebook, starting as a product designer in 2008 before eventually becoming an executive.

After America’s 2016 presidential election, Adam Mosseri was vocal about using Facebook for “fake news” and spoke openly about the site’s role in providing trusted news.


In 2020, Mosseri was named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list for his role on the social media platform Instagram.

  • Adam Mosseri was born on January 23, 1983
  • He has been married to his wife Monika since 2013
  • The couple have three boys together
  • His estimated net worth is $120 million

What did Adam Mosseri say about the Instagram update?


In the two-minute, 27-second video shared on his social media, Adam Mosseri discussed the three main concerns regarding the new Instagram updates, saying, “There’s a lot going on on Instagram right now.”

Discussing the UI changes that will give the platform a look very similar to TikTok with a full-screen feed, Mosseri said that “it’s a test.”


The full-screen trial was only sent to a small percentage of Instagram users, with the head of the social media site saying he hopes it will be a “more fun and engaging experience”.

Addressing concerns about the move to video, Mosseri said the platform “will continue to support photos,” but believes “more and more Instagram will become video overtime.”


The last issue addressed in his social media video was the increase in recommended posts in users’ feeds.

Adam Mosseri said that the idea behind this feature is to “help you discover new and interesting things on Instagram that you might not even know existed”. He also explained to users how to bypass this feature.



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Mark Zuckerberg is an American media and internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Facebook.


Zuckerbeg is also a huge philanthropist and uses part of his fortune to try to prevent or cure all diseases.

Kevin Systrom is co-founder of the social media platform Instagram.


The American computer programmer was included in the list of America’s richest entrepreneurs under 40 in 2016.

Mike Krieger is a Brazilian-American entrepreneur and businessman who co-founded Instagram.


Krieger was the social media platform’s chief technology officer, where he helped grow the site from a few million to one billion monthly active users.

Personal Life of Adam Mosseri


Adam Mosseri has been married to his wife Monica since 2013.

The couple have three sons, Nico (eight), Blaise (six) and Elio (three).


Mosseri is also the older brother of American composer Emile Mosseri, who scored films such as The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Minari and Kajillionaire.