FILE PHOTO: Chris Cox, chief product officer at Facebook, speaks on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
Cox left Facebook in March here last year after Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg revealed a plan to transform the world’s biggest social network into an encryption-focused messaging company.
Zuckerberg shared Cox’s Facebook post on Thursday, adding “I’m really excited Chris is coming back to Facebook!”.
Cox dropped out of a graduate program at Stanford University to join Facebook in 2005 as a software engineer and helped developed its original news feed feature.
Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli