Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer, announced on Wednesday that he is resigning from his position.
He will move to a part-time job at the company, and in 2022, he will be replaced by Andrew Bosworth who is currently the head of devices at Facebook.
“This is a difficult decision because of how much I love Facebook and how excited I am about the future we are building together,” Schroepfer wrote on his Facebook page.
“This change in role will allow me to dedicate more time to my family and my personal philanthropic efforts while remaining in close contact with the company working on key initiatives.
Including hiring and developing technical talent and continuing to boost our AI investments in critical technologies like PyTorch.
The change in leadership follows a series of reports last week by The Wallstreet newspaper that took the spotlight on Facebook.
and how the company has ignored or failed to properly address the many issues affecting users via its services.
It also includes the impact of Instagram on the mental health of teenage girls, as well as how Facebook is being used by drug cartels in Mexico to recruit killers, among other issues.
Bosworth’s promotion to the same position is also an indication of the growing importance of devices among Facebook’s future plans.
Earlier this year, the company indicated that the metaverse, a space in virtual reality where people can meet, would be a major priority.
And just this month, the company announced new smart glasses in partnership with Ray-Ban, and a new generation of video calling devices for the Gateway.