Ex-Twitter executive Kevin Weil is switching social networks: he’s joining Instagram as its new head of product and will be reporting directly to CEO Kevin Systrom, according to NYT. Recode says Weil has replaced Peter Deng who moved to another FB property, Oculus, earlier this month.
The Facebook-owned image-sharing network has apparently been courting Weil since last year, and it’s not true that he was fired. He’s chosen to take the company up on its offer way before it was reported that some of Twitter’s top execs are leaving the microblogging service.
The New York Times describes Weil, who joined Twitter in 2009, as a “well-liked veteran.” It’s unclear why he’s decided to change allegiances, but his responsibilities were reportedly trimmed down after Dorsey cleaned house in October.