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Instagram and WhatsApp brewing new 'stories' feature together

Instagram and WhatsApp brewing new 'stories' feature together

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.

The top five popular features of WhatsApp included video calling, live location, delete for everyone (messages), new album view for photos and "Status" which saw over 300 million daily active users. Just like Instagram Stories, WhatsApp Status will also disappear 24 hours after it was shared on the platform.

The feature is now under works and available for select users. And now it looks like they're also testing out into bringing WhatsApp into the Stories party. We'll let you know when Stories can hop on over to WhatsApp for everyone. Facebook has tested a number of new features on Instagram in the past, only to scrap them after realising they weren't a hit with the sample group - and it's possible the same thing could happen here.

You may soon be able to publish your Instagram stories as WhatsApp status, a new report from TechCrunch suggests.

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Facebook is aiming to enhance customer experience and as well increase their user base with such feature.

Instagram users will see an option to share Stories to WhatsApp on the Instagram sharing screen.

The features, which are the clones of rival app Snapchat, now boast numbers nearly twice the size of Snapchat that has 173 million daily active users. Adding the ability to share to WhatsApp will give the Stories more popularity, especially in countries like India where WhatsApp is already popular. The company may develop this feature further and allow cross sharing between its services like Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram. India is one of the biggest market for the Facebook-owned messaging app.

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