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Facebook Testing Instagram Stories Direct to WhatsApp

     
3:38 pm on Jan 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Reports are surfacing of Facebook testing the capability of cross-posting Instagram directly to WhatsApp.

I guess it depends on what you use WhatsApp for, but, i really wonder why it's needed.

TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the company is now running a test to let users post their Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp, as a WhatsApp Status, a corresponding Snapchat-like feature in the latter messaging app where decorated photos, videos and GIFs can be posted with encryption, disappearing after 24 hours. An Instagram Story posted as a WhatsApp Status also becomes encrypted like the rest of WhatsApp.

“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,” a spokesperson said. Facebook Testing Instagram Stories Direct to WhatsApp [techcrunch.com]