Instagram Testing Letting Users Post Stories Directly To Facebook

Bill Rogers
September 8, 2017

Facebook is now testing out a feature on Instagram that allows you to cross-post to Facebook from Instagram, so you can easily share your Instagram stories to your Facebook crowd.

Although Instagram Stories have been a huge hit, WhatsApp Status - a story-like feature on the messaging service - as well as Stories feature on Facebook failed to garner much response. "We have no other plans to share at this time", an Instagram spokesperson said in an official statement, as per Mashable.

The Verge reports that this feature might just be a test and Instagram may not roll out the feature to all the users. "This is largely due to Facebook's large user base, compared with other platforms, and the fact that most of its users get news on the site", the report reads.

"We are beginning to test an integration of Canvas with ads in Instagram Stories".

Facebook added their version of Stories earlier this year but it is still yet to gain the same amount of traction as its Instagram counterpart.

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Three months later the site added a live video functionality to Instagram Stories. Stories are so unpopular on Facebook that the company made a decision to place grayed-out icons of user's friends to populate the Stories section of the app, as pointed out by The Verge. However, enthusiastic Instagram users are bound to like it, as it'll let them avoid the Facebook app without offending relatives.

This just goes on to show that Facebook has not had the success it had hoped with the stories feature in its native app.

Meanwhile, Facebook has started testing colourful comment bubbles for its mobile app. The feature appears to be quite similar to text posts with colored backgrounds on Facebook.

However it seems that Facebook is still trying to make Stories on its platform happen.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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