WhatsApp Status updates can now be shared as a Facebook story

WhatsApp has started rolling out the anticipated feature to let users share their Status updates to Facebook Stories. While it was initially said to be in testing and wasn’t visible to users, the feature to let users share Status to Facebook Stories.

The new development is in line with Facebook’s strategy to unite all its key apps; Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The company was clear that in using this feature, users will not link their WhatsApp IDs with their Facebook data.

The company reiterated that it will be using standard Android and iOS data sharing APIs to complete the task. Facebook is not the most trusted brand in regards to user data and privacy and this kind of reassurance by WhatsApp was necessary.

To let them easily share their status updates to Facebook Stories, a Share to Facebook Story button under the Status tab appears on WhatsApp, after users create an update.

Alongside the ability to share WhatsApp Status updates to Facebook Stories, the latest WhatsApp versions provide a share button — just next to the Share to Facebook Story button to let users share your updates to other apps.

In addition to the Share to Facebook Story button, a share to Facebook option to let you share your existing WhatsApp Status updates to a Facebook Story is available on the latest WhatsApp version. The option is visible once you tap My Status in the app and then hit the More button next to the status update that you want to share on Facebook.

“On Android and iPhone, you have the option to share your WhatsApp status updates to Facebook Stories and other apps,” the company wrote on its updated FAQ page. It also underlines that the feature is only available if you have Facebook for Android, Facebook Lite for Android, or Facebook for iOS installed on your device.

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Gbenga Ajao is a journalist. He has garnered experience in print, electronic and new media. He is passionate about mobile and web technology.

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