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Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox, WhatsApp head Chris Daniels step down

In the last two years, the firm has lost several top executives

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MUMBAI: Social media giant Facebook has announced the departure of two high profile executives. The company’s chief product officer Chris Cox and its messaging app WhatsApp head Chris Daniels are leaving. In the last two years, the firm has lost several top notch executives.

Cox had been with Facebook for more than a decade as he joined the firm in 2005, one year after the company was founded. He also helped helped to build several key features of the platform including News Feed. But WhatsApp head Daniels took up his responsibility just one year ago.  

The move comes at a time when a week after Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the platform is focusing more on private messaging and ephemeral content. "This is an important change as we begin the next chapter of our work building the privacy-focused social foundation for the future," Zuckerberg said in the note.

Daniels will be replaced by Will Cathcart, current head of Facebook's mobile app. But, Facebook has not announced Cox’s replacement yet.

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