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Instagram now lets you send its Snapchat-inspired 'Stories' directly to 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 Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying.

"You now have the option to share your Instagram Stories to your Facebook Stories". The feature is now being tested with a small number of users.

TechCrunch identifies the code as publicly available code which Facebook offers to third parties to integrate Instagram story sharing with third-party web or Android apps.

Instagram now lets you send its Snapchat-inspired 'Stories' directly to WhatsApp

The new feature, that is supposed to increase the popularity of both applications, is reportedly being tested by a small number of users. The Stories are protected by the same encryption method used throughout WhatsApp and disappear after 24 hours.

WhatsApp now has over 200 monthly active users in India. However, Facebook has said it has "not ruled out" a Facebook Story that can be cross-posted onto Instagram.

As of now, there is no word about when the feature will rolled out to general public.

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The report goes on stating that the ability to post Instagram Stories on WhatsApp is under testing within a limited number of users. In fact, the company is now experimenting cross-posting Stories to WhatsApp, albeit only in Brazil.

When Instagram users press the "add to story" button, they will see a new menu with the option to share to WhatsApp.

Similar to the user's page, now the hashtags will also have a follow option.

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The company declined to identify the first states in which it plans to launch the vehicle or say when it would begin testing. GM sees the announcement Friday as a significant step toward the widespread adoption of self-driving vehicle technology.

WhatsApp is a part of the Facebook Empire and so is Instagram.

Snapchat is also working on "Stories Everywhere" feature.

The second reason is to increase the use of WhatsApp Status. These posts show up in your timeline, but they're not from people that you now follow.

Seal slams Oprah's "sanctimonious" speech, says she knew all along
But the singer has accused the media maven of being an example of " sanctimonious Hollywood ", reports an entertainment website. Someone from his team reached out to her to see if she would talk to him, and she said she would if it was for an interview.

Altogether all this will help Facebook to grow, it's for overall engagement and traffic footprint.

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