Signal CEO announced in a post that he is resigning and that WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton will be the new and interim CEO of Signal.
Although Acton has now been named interim CEO of Signal, it is unclear whether the former WhatsApp CEO will remain in office. Moxie Marlin Spike, who has resigned This post Wrote:
Every day I am impressed by the myriad of signal potentials and I want to bring in someone with fresh and committed energy who can make the most of it. I’ve talked to the candidates over the last few months, but I’m going to start the search with this announcement to help find the best person for Signal’s future.
In this post, he explains that he will remain part of the Signal board to help the messaging app. Spike also said he will step down as CEO in the next month to focus on finding the right person for the position.
Signal was founded in 2014 and has since become one of the most trusted and powerful messaging apps with universal encryption capabilities. It is used by more than 40 million users on a monthly basis and is mostly focused on donations.
Why did the new CEO of Signal leave Facebook?
Although it is not possible to expect Acton to make a big move as the interim CEO of Signal, the interesting thing is that he decided to leave WhatsApp when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to add ads to the app.
In an interview with Forbes, he explained that in 2018, Facebook executives decided to focus on advertising and sell business analytics tools, and then decided to leave the company. After leaving Facebook, Acton also spoke out against its plans, and in 2019 asked users to remove the main Facebook application.