Facebook to allow users to post stories on Instagram, WhatsApp simultaneously

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Truth be told, I've been expecting Facebook - which acquired Instagram back in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014 - to use Instagram's Stories tool to drive more people to WhatsApp's social Status feature for some time. According to this report, Facebook is now conducting a trial run to let select users post their Instagram stories directly to WhatsApp as a status.

Facebook is in the process of bringing the Instagram Stories functionality to instant messaging service, WhatsApp.

People now have to share the same photos and videos on these social media platforms one by one.

According to phone review website, Phone Arena, it is easy for Facebook to bring Instagram Stories to WhatsApp because of WhatsApp's ability to be integrated with within other apps.

The feature is now under works and available for select users. With this feature, the search giant is trying to expand its user base and enhance customer experience. Currently, if you are an Instagram user, you can share your Instagram story on Facebook by linking your account.

This comes at no surprise to some, given that Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg's company acquired the instant messaging service, WhatsApp in late 2014 for R235.4 billion. They will need to click the "send" option to post their Stories on WhatsApp. Also, the shared stories will be encrypted like WhatsApp chats.

As mentioned, the feature is now under works and is available for select users to test.

This new functionality allows users to share their Instagram Stories to WhatsApp as a WhatsApp Status. The official rollout of the feature might happen soon, however the timeline hasn't been revealed yet. It's pretty popular, boasting of over 300 million daily active users.