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Instagram boss moves to London after backlash over app changes

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The head of Instagram is temporarily relocating to London less than a week after the Meta-owned company faced outrage from influencers such as Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner over changes to the popular photo-sharing app.Adam Mosseri, who has a strong relationship with the billionaire Meta owner Mark Zuckerberg, will move to the company’s offices in King’s Cross amid the tech firm’s battle for users with its Chinese rival TikTok.A Meta spokesperson told the Guardian: “Given the global nature of his role, Adam will be temporarily based out of London later this year.“London is already Meta’s largest engineering hub outside of the US, with over 4,000 employees across our offices, including a dedicated Instagram product team with people focused on building long term solutions for creators.”The 39-year-old will reportedly be seeking to hire more staff in the capital’s product team because it is cheaper to recruit tech professionals in London than in San Francisco, where the company has its headquarters.Instagram could also take advantage of changes to research and development tax credits that offer incentives for innovation, according to reports first appearing in the Financial Times.News of Mosseri’s move across the pond comes after the fierce rivalry between Instagram and TikTok hit the headlines last week after the Meta-owned company made changes to the photo-sharing app sparking criticism it was “mimicking” the Chinese social media firm.Instagram trialled the new features, such as recommended video content, on Thursday but was forced into a screeching U-turn after comments from unhappy users.To make matters worse, influencer royalty Kardashian and her sister, Jenner shared an online petition to their stories to “Make

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