Last year, Facebook extended the feature of sharing Instagram Stories– the Snapchat-like feature that allows users to patch their photos and videos into a slideshow that disappear in 24 hours– on Facebook Stories. And now the social media giant is planning to bring this feature to WhatsApp.
The company is testing a new feature that will allow the users to post their Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp as a WhatsApp status. The good thing is that an Instagram Story posted as a WhatsApp status would also be encrypted as the rest of the information on the social messaging app (so you don’t have to worry about your photos and videos being hacked).
“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,” Techcrunch quoted a Facebook spokesperson as saying.
According to reports, while the users will get the option of sharing Instagram Stories within the app screen, they will have to press on ‘send’ option in WhatsApp to post the story as a status. Furthermore, the feature is reportedly based on a publicly available code that WhatsApp uses to integrate its messaging service on to third-party apps.
In case you’re wondering, as of now, the feature is available to only a limited number of users. And if all goes well, we might soon see the company rolling out the feature to its users globally.