Instagram and WhatsApp are working on connecting stories from one app to another, a move that is supposed to increase overall engagement of their users, TechCrunch reported.
#TDFlash | @instagram is testing a feature to let users to post stories directly to @WhatsApp.— TechDipper (@theTechDipper) 4 января 2018 г.
► Currently in testing with a small group of users.
► Insta Stories posted on WhatsApp will have an Instagram icon on the bottom.#WhatsApp #Instagram #TechDipper pic.twitter.com/pNGHy44lBR
The feature is said to currently be tested among a limited number of people.
The move could help the social media giant increase its overall engagement and traffic footprint, TechCrunch wrote.
Social media users vividly discuss the news.
Some of them are excited about the possible introduction of the new feature.
Cool feature— TEKNOLOGYA (@teknologya17) 4 января 2018 г.
Others, however, find it rather annoying.
I doh understand why people find the need to post the same exact stories on WhatsApp, Snapchat and instagram 🤷🏾♀️— Aina (@ainaa_k) 3 января 2018 г.
this gonna be annoying….— 1x120 qubits (@flakesjournals) 4 января 2018 г.
Kinda surprised their lawyers gave this move the green light, given congressional unease over tech monopoly.— Alex Trouteaud ☕ (@truetoe) 4 января 2018 г.
NO. No Please. This is a big blunder:(— Nigel Quadros (@nigelnquadros) 4 января 2018 г.