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Instagram Stories for WhatsApp to debut this year

Instagram Stories for WhatsApp to debut this year

After users in Brazil spotted the new option, Instagram confirmed to Tech Crunch that the feature is now in testing.

The posts will go on Instagram stories and WhatsApp status at the same time as there is an option for cross-posting the updates, according to The Independent.

Instagram is again, going through a testing phase of a new feature that will allow you to cross-post Instagram Stories to WhatsApp, similar to the cross-posting that can be done between Instagram and Facebook. There's an Instagram icon on the reposted Story which now lives on as a Status for 24 hours.

People now have to share the same photos and videos on these social media platforms one by one.

WhatsApp also made a new record globally with more than 75 billion messages sent by its users.

How to share Insta Stories on WhatsApp? WhatsApp now has over 200 monthly active users in India.

"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 spokesperson said.

Instagram users will see an option to share Stories to WhatsApp on their sharing screen.

Originally created by Snapchat, the Stories format, which turns photos, GIFs, videos decorated with stickers into a video reel of your day, has been widely imitated, now inside Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and even apps like Skype.

This comes at no surprise to some, given that Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg's company acquired the instant messaging service, WhatsApp in late 2014 for R235.4 billion.

WhatsApp shares code in order to allow other apps and websites to integrate the popular messaging platform. The app will become available on Android and iOS in six countries including Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay.

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