- Acton left WhatsApp in 2017
- He will manage the new position as interim
- Signal recently gained lots of popularity
Signal’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Moxie Marlinspike has officially confirmed that he will step down and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton will become the interim CEO. Marlinspike will continue in the board of the company and he will find candidate for the permanent CEO position.
It is worth mentioning that Acton founded the world’s most favourite instant messaging application WhatsApp in 2009 and the company was bought by Meta Platforms, then Facebook, in 2014. Having said that, he alongside Marlinspike started the non-profit Signal Foundation in 2018.
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