Facebook Testing Cross-Posting Stories to Instagram


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Apr 12, 2001

Facebook is testing a new feature that would allow Facebook Stories to be cross-posted to Instagram Stories, reports TechCrunch.

Right now, Instagram Stories can be shared to Facebook Stories, but the reverse is not possible. The new option would allow Stories to be shared interchangeably from one platform to another.

Jane Manchun Wong, who often digs into unreleased features in social media apps, discovered the option to share a Facebook story to Instagram in the Facebook for Android app. In the version of the app with the toggle, once a Facebook Story has been created, there's an option to tap Privacy to review who to share it with, which is where the option to post to Instagram is located.

A Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch that the cross-posting feature is being formally tested to "make it easier to share moments with the people who matter to you."

Facebook has been slowly adding Facebook features to Instagram since Instagram's founders left Facebook in 2018. There's an "Open Facebook" button in the Settings menu of Instagram, and the wording "Instagram - From Facebook" is shown on the title screen of the app.

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macrumors 68000
Nov 11, 2005
this is super great. i wish you could also see your facebook posts in instagram and instagram posts in your facebook. and in whatsapp too, what the heck.
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macrumors 68000
Oct 12, 2010
Facebook did good buying Instagram. No they are using Instagram to try and boost a dying platform.


Nov 8, 2011
Ah yes just want I wanted. More trash showing up so I have to unfollow more people. Soon I’ll be trashing my IG account I’m sure.


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Jul 13, 2019
I use Instagram every single day, and Facebook just time to time, and honestly I don't want those integrations to happen. Any way, if they would continue making Instagram more similar to FB, I would use service which can offer Insta Stories Anonymously viewing. Cause it provides reliable, fast and convenient online viewing of opened Instagram profiles.
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