Instagram Stories get WhatsApp cross-posting in new test

After selecting the share to Whats App option the Instagram image will appear in Whats App with a small Instagram logo in the bottom corner. The Whats App status was originally a text-only feature but was updated to include different forms

Facebook is running a test to let users post Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp, as a WhatsApp Status, TechCrunch reports. Notably, both WhatsApp Status and Instagram Stories are inspired by the Snapchat feature that lets users share edited photos, videos and GIFs.

A post on Instagram Stories (left) shared directly to WhatsApp Status (right).

According to a Brazilian blog, Instagram is testing a way through which its users can directly post their Stories on WhatsApp. The feature is available for both iOS and Android platforms.

Facebook is reportedly testing this feature with a small number of users. However, they still have to press "send" to publish the story there.

Recently, Facebook rolled out another feature to help you discover photos uploaded by friend and family who may have forgotten to tag you.

Stories on social networking apps have proven to be extremely popular, but one of the issues that I've always had with them is the fact that you need to pick and choose which app you'd like to share your moments on.

Liverpool vs Manchester City 14 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions
Gabriel Jesus could be fit for Manchester City's Champions League game against Basel on February 13, according to Pep Guardiola . Instead, I fancy the points to be shared - and with the attacking output on both sides, I think we could see a thriller.

Everton boss Sam Allardyce confirms Theo Walcott interest
We have a good relationship with Theo, and I don't want him to be frustrated or lose an opportunity to go the World Cup. Ahead of facing Bournemouth on Sunday, Wenger said: "He is a good player but nothing is happening.

Should Oprah Winfrey Run for President?
The inspirational speech centered on women, and was a call-to-arms for the continued fight against men who abuse their power. . The philanthropist invoked the name of Recy Taylor, a black woman who was raped by six white man - one of them a U.S.

Why Is Facebook Doing This? The record was set despite the messaging app being down for over an hour around the world.

Encouraging Story posting between Instagram and WhatsApp Status is notable because it gives a little more social media spin to WhatsApp, which Facebook acquired in 2014 for $19 billion with the explicit promise that it would stay independent of Facebook. It doesn't seem like it's lacking for active users - Facebook said WhatsApp Status has over 300 million daily active users - but it never hurts to have more people onboard.

The feature, called 'Stories Everywhere, ' is created to boost Snapchat's presence beyond its mobile app.

With this feature, Facebook is basically trying to expand its user base and enhance customer experience.

The third reason is that Facebook is steadily working on ways of to make users extend the time spent on their apps.

Related News:

  • Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction Is Losing The 'Dixie'

    Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction Is Losing The 'Dixie'

    World Choice Investments CEO Jim Rule says the rebranding is part of an effort to "stay relevant in today's changing world". Parton opened Stampede in three different cities: Branson, Mo., Pigeon Forge, Tenn . and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Nintendo Direct Round-Up; Everything New Coming to Nintendo Switch

    The Switch version will also receive Funky Kong as a playable character as well as a "beginner-friendly" mode for gaming newbies. This new entry will also see the first Story Mode in the series since 2005's Mario Tennis: Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance.

    Fiat Chrysler Plans to Invest More Than $1B in Michigan Plant

    Fiat Chrysler is moving production of heavy-duty trucks from Mexico to MI and paying bonuses to US workers in response to the. FCA said this was on top of a large investment at the Warren factory announced previous year .
  • CES goes dark in the rain

    The trade fair is marketed as the "world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies ". Follow CNET's live coverage of day two of CES here. "We will continue to restrict access until full power has been restored".
    Discovery of ice deposits on Mars could sustain human outposts

    Discovery of ice deposits on Mars could sustain human outposts

    Those cliffs formed through a process called sublimation , in which exposed ice turned directly into water vapor. Case in point: we've just found huge supplies of frozen water buried just below the planet's surface.
    We have discharged a debt to the nation: Four SC judges

    We have discharged a debt to the nation: Four SC judges

    The Collegium's other pick for the Supreme Court judiciary - Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph - is also an interesting one. There is an issue of assignment of a case which is raised in that letter (to the CJI): Justice Gogoi.
  • Dolly Everett farewelled by hundreds of mourners in Katherine

    Dolly Everett farewelled by hundreds of mourners in Katherine

    Mr Everett said the family was overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of support. "It is sad. "May we please ask for some time to celebrate the life of our much-loved daughter Dolly".
    Second Day of Protests Over Child Rape and Murder

    Second Day of Protests Over Child Rape and Murder

    A 16-year-old girl on Thursday was strangled to death after rape at Tasawar Abad in Tehsil Bhalwal of district Sargodha. The clarification stated that the chief justice had only referred to a news item that had gone viral on social media.
    Eden Hazard says he WILL sign new Chelsea contract - on one condition

    Eden Hazard says he WILL sign new Chelsea contract - on one condition

    According to the Mirror's Jack Rathborn , the Belgian was asked if he would pen a new deal at Stamford Bridge and replied: "Yes". Chelsea goalkeeper and former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Courtois, 25, has also emerged as a target for Zinedine Zidane's men.
  • Ed Sheeran accused of plagiarism by Aussie songwriters

    Ed Sheeran accused of plagiarism by Aussie songwriters

    Stream " The Rest Of Our Life " and " When I Found You " below alongside the court documents, and judge for yourself. Carey and Golden claim in their lawsuit that the two songs are musically, lyrically and thematically similar.
    Infosys December quarter net profit jumps 38% to Rs 5129 crore

    Infosys December quarter net profit jumps 38% to Rs 5129 crore

    And lastly, net profit for the quarter came in 42.12% higher than the estimated figure of Rs. 3609 crores. The tax agreement will reduce Infosys's effective tax rate by 100 basis points going forward.
    British train station evacuated, closed after massive morning fire

    British train station evacuated, closed after massive morning fire

    Video posted to social media shows smoke billowing from a building in the early hours. Emergency services believe everyone inside the building escaped unharmed.


Most liked

Obama Foundation files plans for Obama Presidential Center
"Take a look at that, at that initial decision where they decided between Jackson Park and Washington Park". The Obama Foundation outlined the guiding principles behind the center's design in a statement Wednesday.

Falling energy prices hold United States consumer inflation to 0.1% in December
Excluding food and energy prices, core producer prices still dipped by 0.1% in December following a 0.3% increase in November. USA energy prices were up sharply a year ago compared to 2016, with petrol rising almost 11% and fuel oil up more than 15%.

Le'Veon Bell Will Consider Sitting, Retiring If Steelers Use Tag
Bell held out at the start of training camp this season because he was unhappy about having to play under the franchise tag. Now, I've done everything but own a Super Bowl ... "But, if not, I'll just handle it however I've got to handle it".

Curry, James lead fan voting for All-Star game
I think George will surpass Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins because of people liking him more than they like those two. For the last two frontcourt spots, I chose Anthony Davis who is now second in frontcourt voting and Pual George.

GM and Cruise reveal their fourth-generation, steering wheel-free Cruise AV
This comes as little surprise given the company has been utilizing specialized Bolt EV's for autonomous testing for some time now. GM's Cruise Automation unit has announced plans to carry passengers in self-driving cars that won't have a backup driver in 2019.

All jewels stolen in brazen Paris Ritz robbery recovered
Three men, all aged around 30, were arrested moments after the alarms sounded after security guards trapped them in the building. Three axe-wielding thieves carried out the brazen robbery last week at the ultra-chic hotel on the city centre's Place Vendome.

AFC Divisional Sunday: Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers
If the ball gets held it's challenging for the quarterback to make a throw because everybody's rushing in, that's a problem. He will go along with Le'Veon Bell , who was near the top of rushing yards in the league with 1,291 and 9 touchdowns.

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry out of lineup for game against Cavaliers
Suddenly the Cavs, at 26-15, are 6.5 games back of the Boston Celtics . "This is just us during the regular season", James said. The Raptors were missing an injured Kyle Lowry and suspended Serge Ibaka , yet still had little trouble with the Cavaliers .

Louisiana tried to woo auto plant with $500M in incentives
Aside from Toyota's original production facility and the upcoming one, Alabama is also home to a Mercedes-Benz plant. In 2017, the company announced a $10 billion investment in the United States over the next five years.

Baby in Charlotte Amber Alert found safe
He has brown shoulder-length dreadlocks and a tattoo of crown "King" on his neck in the middle of his Adam's apple. Charlotte-Mecklennburg Police are searching for a 3-month-old child believed to be with a murder suspect.

Leaked 'Avengers 4' set photos reveal potentially huge plot twist
It has been widely speculated that the Avengers would not be able to defeat Thanos (Josh Brolin) in the traditional way. New photos from the set of the upcoming " Avengers " film have emerged as filming is still underway.

Are Chelsea Planning To Replace Antonio Conte With Massimiliano Allegri?
The side have been decent enough this season and now sit 2nd in the Premier League but that is not enough for the Italian boss. He has long craved for a return back to his native Italy. "It's the Chelsea shirt which makes managers nervous".

Netflix Announces New Series 'End of the F***ing World', Releases Trailer
He also returned to the "mini-comic" format with I Am Not Okay With This , with printed copies shipped to Patreon subscribers. It stars Alex Lawther (from Black Mirror episode 'Shut Up and Dance' ) and Jessica Barden (best known for Penny Dreadful ).

Men movie New Mutants pushed back to 2019, Deadpool 2 bumps up
Disney may have bought the rights to the X-Men when it purchased a hefty chunk of Fox. Even so, fans can be forgiven for feeling just a little jittery.

Cross-strait trade picked up in 2017: Chinese customs
The International Monetary Fund is forecasting 2017 economic growth, due to be reported next week, at just under 6.8 percent. As North Korea's biggest trading partner and main source of aid, China holds influence over the pariah state.