Instagram Stories: Users can get lots more views with new Facebook tie

Bill Rogers
October 6, 2017

One still can not post Facebook Stories on Instagram Stories, unless Facebook brings in that feature too.

However, the tie-in could help Facebook enormously.

The stories features, a copy of the Snapchat feature of the same name, was introduced past year on Instagram and was rumoured to be Facebook just testing the idea for their own platform.

Eight months after launching Stories - a ripoff of Snapchat's feature of the same name - Instagram in April announced that more than 200 million people use it every day and low key bragged that its version is more popular that Snapchat.

When you have taken a picture, video or boomerang and choose to post it to your Instagram story you click next and then when you are choosing whether to post it to your story or whether to send it to some of your friends via direct message, you can now also click the option to share to your Facebook story.

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"You now have the option to share your Instagram Stories to your Facebook Stories", a Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch.

"You now have the option to share your Instagram Stories to your Facebook Stories". The company is now officially enabling cross-posting of Stories from Instagram to Facebook.

Instagram's aim is to offer a fun, interactive tool that lets users ask friends and followers simple questions-about what they should wear, for example ("Should I wear this dress or these jeans?") or what to eat ("Should I finish this leftover pizza or cook some pasta?").

In any case, when this option is rolled out, it will most probably cut down the trouble of manually uploading Stories on each platform separately. In the future, maybe Facebook would make it possible for users to post a Story on any one platform and share it directly on other platforms that its owns.

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