WhatsApp users can soon start cross-posting Status on Facebook, Instagram

There is no feature to automatically share your WhatsApp story to Facebook or Instagram.

Facebook owns a large portion of the world's social media output in the form of Instagram, WhatsApp and its own native app. Cross-posting of Stories has been available for sometime now on Instagram and Facebook. Now the company is looking to introduce this feature for WhatsApp as well.

WhatsApp users can soon start cross-posting Status on Facebook, Instagram

A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp. Reuters

Users of WhatsApp beta will now start seeing sharing option beneath their status which can be used to post the story directly to Facebook or Instagram. As per a report by The Verge, even though you can cross-post stories, the company will not be linking your account to Facebook. Instead, it will use the same iOS and Android data-sharing APIs as every other app uses which means that data will be transferred between the apps on-device.

WhatsApp Status cross-posting.

WhatsApp Status cross-posting.

The report also states that there is no feature to automatically share your WhatsApp story to Facebook or Instagram. It will always be a user based decision says the company.

WhatsApp's Stories-like Status feature was launched back in 2017 and currently has 500 million users on the service of its overall 1.5 billion active users. In 2020, Status will be showing users ads which is one of many ways Facebook is trying to monetise the app is acquired back in 2014 for a reported $19.4 billion.

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