Facebook on Thursday announced it is losing two of its top executives, one week after the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out plans to redirect the social media platform into a "privacy-focused" network.
Facebook's product chief Chris Cox, and WhatsApp head Chris Daniels, are both leaving the company.
"While it is sad to lose such great people, this also creates opportunities for more great leaders who are energized about the path ahead to take on new and bigger roles," Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page.
In an internal message announcing his departure, Cox hinted that he may not have converging viewpoints with Zuckerberg on Facebook's new direction.
"As Mark has outlined, we are turning a new page in our product direction," Cox wrote. "This will be a big project and we will need leaders who are excited to see the new direction through."
As for Daniels, he took over the leadership of WhatsApp last year after the founders of the service, Jan Koum and Brian Acton, resigned.