Instagram tests letting users post Stories directly to WhatsApp
Last October, Facebook extended the usage (and flexibility) of Instagram Stories — the Snapchat-like feature that lets you patch together photos and videos into a slide show — by making it easy to directly post a Story to Facebook. Now Facebook is looking at how to bring WhatsApp into the fold.
Facebook is to test Instagram Stories on WhatsApp in the latest attempt to combat social media rival Snapchat.
As reported by Techcrunch, Facebook has now introduced an option for cross-posting updates on both platforms. Like Snapchat videos, these WhatsApp status updates would disappear after 24 hours on the platforms. The option is not available to all Instagram users as it is still under trial.
Instagram tests a new feature that lets you send its Snapchat-inspired ‘Stories’ directly to WhatsApp
You could soon post your Instagram ‘Stories’ directly to Whatsapp. Facebook – which owns both Instagram and Whatsapp – is testing a way for users to post Snapchat-like decorated photos, videos, and GIFs on both apps. An Instagram Story posted as a WhatsApp Status becomes encrypted like any other message on the app, and will disappear after 24 hours.
Instagram users could soon cross-post Stories to WhatsApp
acebook could soon offer users an option to post the same Story to three networks that are all owned by the tech giant. Instagram recently confirmed the testing of a tool to cross-post Stories as a WhatsApp status. With the option to already share Instagram Stories to Facebook in place, the tool could help Instagram users post on three platforms without having to manually uploading content on each one.
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