Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, and in the seven years since, the photo sharing app has gone from just that — a place to share photos with friends — to an entire video, photo, and shopping ecosystem unto itself. That transition hasn’t been seamless.

Today, we learned a little more about why. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger didn’t agree on the app’s future, and that’s why the duo left the company last September, according to a Wired cover story about the past 15 months at Facebook.

It’s a great piece and mostly centers on Zuckerberg’s intense internal privacy concerns and attempts to preserve Facebook’s dominance. But in some ways, the most interesting parts are…

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