Instagram Testing New Feature That Allows Users To Share Stories To Facebook

Ken Copeland
September 8, 2017

The feature has been a hit on Instagram and has also seemingly managed to stunt Snapchat's user growth.

However it seems that Mark Zuckerberg wants its users to view stories on its main and initial App, Facebook.

While its Snapchat clone "Stories" feature has been incredibly popular for Instagram, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has seen it totally fail to catch on within its own namesake platform.

Sixty-seven percent of Americans report getting some of their news via social media at some point, according to a Pew Research survey of just under 5,000 USA adults conducted last month and published Thursday.

No one not now working for the Facebook Marketing department is using Facebook Stories, but the firm would like to change that by piggy backing onto a service that users do use-Instagram.

Of course, this is only a test, so there's still a chance Facebook might not roll out the feature for everybody.

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"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". "We have no other plans to share at this time".

Instagram's stories has a key placement within the app, appearing in a separate bar above normal posts. However, none of this has helped the abysmal usage of Facebook stories.

Following its success on Instagram, Facebook quickly baked Stories into its other apps, including WhatsApp and Messenger.

Facebook and Instagram are still testing this new feature out, and there really is no information when exactly this will become a permanent thing.

Meanwhile, Facebook has started testing colourful comment bubbles for its mobile app. The Next Web claims that this is now being tested to a small fraction of users.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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