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.

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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.

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