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Instagram could soon allow to post Stories directly to WhatsApp

12 January 2018, 05:30 | Brandon Parsons

Instagram tests letting users post Stories directly to 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

The Stories are protected by the same encryption method used throughout WhatsApp and disappear after 24 hours.

"An Instagram Story posted as a WhatsApp Status also becomes encrypted like the rest of WhatsApp", TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. Instead, Instagram finds popular posts from people your friends follow ... Facebook has found a way to encourage user involvement with its new feature, Collaborative Stories.

The report goes on stating that the ability to post Instagram Stories on WhatsApp is under testing within a limited number of users. To prevent this, Facebook is working on a way of effectively deduping content so that users won't be annoyed by seeing the same post on multiple platforms.

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When Instagram users press the "add to story" button, they will see a new menu with the option to share to WhatsApp.

However, there is a catch.The above is now only available on personal profiles and not Brand or Company pages. This is not in a Test or Trial stage (that is what was happening recently in Portugal) but in an implementation stage already and Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that the option is being rolled out. 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. This feature will also help to safeguard your pictures, and will let you know if someone else is using your image as their profile picture or uploading it for something else. The reason behind this move is simple: "make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you".

There could be a few reasons for Facebook to choose to make the Instagram Stories shareable on other platforms such as WhatsApp. Facebook now wants to give it a try with Whatsapp, which has a more active user base.

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