WhatsApp status feature has worked for Facebook and has already been used extensively by its users. Cultured last month, Instagram spiralled out a new feature that showed recommended posts to users.
While some users criticised the feature, Instagram said:
These posts are based on posts liked by accounts you follow. You can choose to temporarily hide Recommended for You posts.
Facebook is now reportedly planning to conduct a beta test of a modish feature that will enable users to post their Instagram Stories directly as a WhatsApp Status. As the general concept of Stories works, these posts including photos, videos and GIFs will disappear after 24 hours.
As the TechCrunch reported on Wednesday:
An Instagram Story posted as a WhatsApp Status also becomes encrypted like the rest of WhatsApp.
And, a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying:
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.
The latest test attains quickly after Facebook refreshed its Stories feature on its platform, allowing users to share Instagram Stories directly on Facebook Stories.
The option to chamber Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories is already available for US users and will be officially rolled out for everyone around the world shortly.
Combination of Instagram Stories with WhatsApp Status could be another gale to Snapchat which has been grappling to fight with Facebook.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declared that Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status both now have 300 million daily active users. The features, which are the clones of competing app Snapchat, now flaunt numbers roughly twice the size of the latter.