Instagram tests feature enabling users to share Stories directly to Facebook

Facebook Stories

In fact, taking a quick look, it appears only six of my friends have ever tried it out and now it's just a series of rather sad looking greyed out profile photo circles. However, none of this has helped the abysmal usage of Facebook stories.

It is now testing this service and many users have seen a new option to share photos and videos which are created with Instagram. The Facebook app will show these Instagram-uploaded stories in its own story section with a "Instagram" label beneath the user's name.

Facebook also has the Stories feature but it failed to gain the popularity of the Instagram counterpart.

It's not clear how big the current test is or what Instagram's future plans are for the feature.

Right now, the Stories format is popular on both Snapchat and Instagram, which makes sense considering both are photo-focused social platforms.




Navarra's screenshots show that Instagram users will be able to see an additional option to share their Story to Facebook.

Let's admit it; Facebook really wants people to view Stories on its main app.

Following its success on Instagram, Facebook quickly baked Stories into its other apps, including WhatsApp and Messenger. Apparently this feature is being tested out in Portugal at the moment and it is unclear when it could go live for everyone else, if at all.

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

As pointed out by Matt Navara on Twitter, Facebook has started testing Instagram Stories on Facebook. The feature appears to be quite similar to text posts with colored backgrounds on Facebook.

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