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Facebook trialling Instagram to WhatsApp posts

WhatsApp icon on iOS Instagram now lets you send its Snapchat-inspired 'Stories' directly to WhatsApp
Terence Owen | 12 January, 2018, 17:31

Users of Instagram will get an option to share the Stories on WhatsApp from the Instagram sharing screen and on tapping this they will be taken to WhatsApp Status.

Well, Instagram is now testing this feature with a small number of users, and, there's no word on when it will be rolled out to all the users around the world.

Social media users have already been allowed to share their Instagram stories to their Facebook stories.

According to a report by TechCrunch, the company is now testing to let users post their Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp in the form of WhatsApp Status. According to screenshots that were shared by a local blog in Brazil, tapping the "Your Story" button in Instagram will show the WhatsApp icon with an option to add your account details so you can share any Instagram Stories posts directly to WhatsApp Status.

WhatsApp now has over 200 monthly active users in India.

The Instagram Story which will be posted on Instagram will be posted as a WhatsApp status like the rest of WhatsApp.

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey limited in practice
In the receiving end, Keelan Cole posted 715 yards and three touchdowns while Marqise lee added 702 yards and three touchdowns. Ben Roethlisberger passed for more than 300 yards, but he also threw five interceptions and did not have a touchdown pass.

This new feature will work by using the public API (application program interface) which will allow developers to integrate WhatsApp with third-party apps.

Social media giant Facebook is ruling the social space for a decade, and combined with Whatsapp and Instagram, the company has hardly any competition.

The report goes on stating that the ability to post Instagram Stories on WhatsApp is under testing within a limited number of users. The same isn't the case for Status, though, which Facebook tells me is seeing similar levels of usage to Instagram Stories, also with more than 300 million DAUs as of November.

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

You will also be able to see all the hashtags your friends follow just like how you can see which accounts they follow. This will also help both the platforms to boost traffic.

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