Marcus, who was president of PayPal for a little over two years, will join Facebook as vice president of messaging products, the company announced on Monday. In the position, Marcus will be focused on “developing great new messaging experiences that better serve the Facebook community and reach even more people.”
Mr. Marcus will run Facebook Messenger, a standalone app as well as a feature in Facebook’s desktop platform. But he won’t oversee WhatsApp, the mobile-messaging service Facebook agreed to buy for $19 billion in February, a Facebook spokeswoman said
Marcus expanded on his decision to leave eBay-owned PayPal in a message posted on LinkedIn.
He said the company is in good shape thanks to a “strong” product pipeline, the acquisition mobile payments company Braintree, and because “talent is flowing into the company again.” Marcus added that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s “vision” for mobile messaging is what finally convinced him to work for the social network.
When Marcus leaves PayPal at the end of June, eBay CEO John Donahoe will lead day-to-day operations until a permanent successor can be appointed, said eBay spokesperson Amanda Miller.
Marcus joined PayPal in 2011 when his company Zong, a mobile payments provider for gaming and social-networking companies, was acquired by eBay.
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