WhatsApp is finally bringing the feature that we’ve all been waiting for, that allows users to share WhatsApp status to Facebook page or stories.
They have been working on this feature, and now the company has released it for testing via the beta version. WhatsApp beta testers will be able to share their WhatsApp status update to Facebook story. They can also send it to another app like Instagram, Gmail or Google photos starting from today. And when the test is complete, it will be rolled out to normal users.
The app uses the data-sharing API that is used by several other apps, to share user status as a Facebook Story. To ensure privacy and safety, WhatsApp is not linking the two platforms but is only using API meant for data sharing on Android and iOS, which means data is transferred between the apps on-device.
Even if you share data to any of other Facebook suite of apps like Instagram, WhatsApp says the two posts will be separate events in Facebook’s systems and they will not be linked.
This new feature will not be automatic, according to the company, its want user to decide if they want to share their status or not.
For those in WhatsApp beta program and that does have access to this new feature, update your WhatsApp beta to the latest and the feature will be live for use.