Friday, 22 June, 2018

Instagram allowing some folks to post their Stories on WhatsApp

When Instagram users press the'add to story button they will see a new menu with the option to share to WhatsApp. Instagram stories were first launched in 2016 and have surpassed Snapchat's story feature in popularity Instagram tests letting users post Stories directly to WhatsApp
Troy Mann | 12 January, 2018, 17:28

An Instagram Story posted as a WhatsApp Status is also encrypted.

A WhatsApp spokesperson said: "We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you". According to Facebook, there were over 300 million daily active users of Instagram Stories and this number outshines that of the Snapchat product that was the first one of this sort.

TechCrunch reports that Facebook is running a test which enables Instagram users to post their Stories directly to WhatsApp as a WhatsApp Status.

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

There are a few reasons why Facebook may be interested in making Instagram Stories more shareable, and specifically on WhatsApp. After all, once this feature becomes official, you can create one Story on Instagram and share it to Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp. It will allow companies to make much better use of their Instagram stories by also promoting them on their Facebook page, an option previously not available.

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SEGA and Creative Assembly Reveal Total War: Three Kingdoms
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Facebook recently let users share their Facebook Stories to Instagram, now the firm might let WhatsApp do the same thing.

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

Earlier this month, Instagram started experimenting with recommended posts. However, much like the Instagram stories - the WhatsApp status will disappear after 24 hours.

Well, for those unaware, Instagram Stories, WhatsApp Status and Facebook Stories are all clones of Snapchat Stories.

The second reason could be to help spur more usage of WhatsApp Status. Would you like to have a feature on Instagram which would let you post Instagram Stories directly on WhatsApp as a WhatsApp Status? These posts show up in your timeline, but they're not from people that you now follow.

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