In their first on-stage appearance since leaving the company, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sat down with TechCrunch Editor-At-Large Josh Constine at SXSW 2019. They reflected on their entrepreneurial journeys, how they scaled the popular app to over 1 billion users and what they hope their legacies will be. Systrom and Krieger also addressed the new economy of influencers and the importance of establishing safe communities on social networks, which was a key priority for them while at Instagram. Last, the pair discussed their approach to digital well-being and creative exploration as it relates to their next chapter.
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