Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has begun rolling out a new feature for Android users to let them share their status stories directly on Facebook Story and other apps.
Just like Instagram, WhatsApp’s status Stories let users post images, videos, and text on your profile.
WhatsApp hasn’t made an official announcement yet but several users reported this on Twitter.
So WhatsApp has a new feature, you can share your story on WhatsApp to Facebook.
The latest WhatsApp update allows you to share your statuses on to your Facebook Story as well, wrote one user.
Currently, there was no option to have WhatsApp status automatically shared to Facebook and the instant messaging app intends that the feature should be an active decision on the part of the user.
The rollout appears to be part of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to create a unified app combining WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram to let over 2.6 billion users communicate with each other cross-apps by 2020.
The move could let the social networking giant tout higher user engagement to advertisers, thus, ramping up its advertising division at a time when growth has slowed down.
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