Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp was for months testing its new feature that cross-posts its status to Facebook and Instagram Stories — to offer a unified experience to its users visiting the three platforms. Now earlier this month, the company formally rolled-out the feature but still limited to Android Users.
The integration will see users move to and fro between the apps (Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram) swiftly.
So users can share their status update(s) with the option of posting on Facebook stories as well from within the WhatsApp app without opening Facebook separately to share they same update. It is worth noting that deleting the status on WhatsApp won’t automatically delete it on Facebook stories. You will need to login to Facebook separately to delete the story.
As usual you can share text, photos, GIFs, and videos which disappear after 24 hours from the time of posting.
WhatsApp Status to Facebook Stories, Here’s How to do it;
- Share a status on WhatsApp (Make sure you have the latest version of the app, if not, UPDATE first).
- Tap on the Status that you want to share on Facebook.
- Tap on the three dots on the right end of your status.
- Tap on Share to Facebook option.
- Now, WhatsApp will ask you for permission to access Facebook.
- Tap on Open option.
- Tap on Share Now option to share the Status as Facebook Story.
It’s with no doubt that Whatsapp statues boosts a lot of engagement on the platform that the company plans to start showing Ads in them starting 2020.
Since opening statues takes up to the whole screen, Facebook saw this of an advantage to run the Ads. Th Ads will take up the whole screen showing the advertisers name instead of the contact’s name.