Snapchat just made a big hire, luring Emily White away from Instagram to be the Venice start-up's chief operating officer.
White, 35, leaves behind her job as director of business operations for Instagram. She previously worked for Facebook and Google.
In her new gig, White will be Snapchat's second in command behind co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel and will help the photo-sharing app scale its operations.
Snapchat spokeswoman Mary Ritti said White would start in early January.
"We are really excited to have her join the Snapchat family," Ritti said in an email. She added that the company had no other details to share.
In an interview with AllThingsD, which was first to report the hire, White said she was intrigued by the opportunity to reshape the mobile experience.