Facebook is reportedly working on a feature to let Instagram users post their Instagram stories directly on WhatsApp.
You may already be aware of Facebook’s existing feature of letting users post to Instagram stories directly to Facebook stories. The feature gives Instagram users a broader audience on Facebook.
Now the similar feature is going to be available for WhatsApp users as well. If you are an Instagram user and also use WhatsApp, then you will be able to save some time by automating the process of posting stories on WhatsApp.
I had mentioned in my earlier articles about Facebook testing a dozen things at once, so this feature is also being tested on a limited number of users.
TechCrunch has already confirmed this from Facebook’s spokesperson that the feature will be rolled out soon.
Instagram and WhatsApp stories have already been getting 300 million daily users, and the number is rising. With this feature being available, the three hundred million people will get a wider audience on Facebook
How to enable this feature of sharing Instagram stories on WhatsApp?
For auto-sharing Instagram stories to Facebook, you can find the option to enable it in the story settings that can be found in the Instagram stories.
Before this option is available in the instagram story setting, you need to add the same mobile number to instagram as well. You can find this option in the settings area, bye going to ‘Account’, scroll down to find ‘Share to other Apps’ one of the option would be whatsapp, where you will have to enter the same whatsapp number.
If your instagram is professional account or business account you need to enter your business whatsapp number.
But since WhatsApp has a different authentification system, that is, using your mobile phone number, I guess the process for posting Instagram stories to WhatsApp would be different than Facebook.
A button could be added on the Stories screen that needs to be tapped if the user wants to post the stories to WhatsApp, just like you can share Instagram posts to WhatsApp by tapping on the ‘Share on WhatsApp’ button.
I’ll update this article whenever this feature is available for me or it gets rolled out to a larger number of users.
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