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Facebook might let you share your Instagram Stories to WhatsApp

Facebook might let you share your Instagram Stories to WhatsApp Facebook might let you share your Instagram Stories to WhatsApp
Melba Vasquez | 12 January, 2018, 18:54

This is not in a Test or Trial stage (that is what was happening recently in Portugal) but in an implementation stage already and Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that the option is being rolled out. An Instagram Story posted as a WhatsApp Status also becomes encrypted like the rest of WhatsApp. It is trying to connect all three together by introducing this new feature.

Instagram stories are Snapchat-like features which allow users to share photos and videos in a slideshow.

If you follow a specific hashtag, you will see relevant posts from the same hashtag in your feed and the Stories bar. Users get an option to tap to share to WhatsApp from the Instagram sharing screen, but they still have to press "send" in WhatsApp to post the story.

However, there is a catch.The above is now only available on personal profiles and not Brand or Company pages.

TechCrunch identifies the code as publicly available code which Facebook offers to third parties to integrate Instagram story sharing with third-party web or Android apps.

Presently, this new feature has been made available for the US users only. There's no word yet on when exactly the feature is going to go live worldwide, but it's expected to see a wider rollout later in the year. In fact, the company is now experimenting cross-posting Stories to WhatsApp, albeit only in Brazil. They can choose to either allow posts from everyone and then delete posts that they don't like, or they can require the approval of each post before it is added to the Collaborative Story. This feature also helps you know when others might be using your image as their profile picture.

Why Is Facebook Doing This?

Instagram Stories has more than 300 million active daily users.

The second reason is to increase the use of WhatsApp Status.

The feature that Stories deserves.

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