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WhatsApp is testing a new feature that shares your status with Facebook Stories

Last updated on 06/27/2019 at 10:01

WhatsApp is one of the most popular applications, and it has millions of active users around the world.

To support its wide community, the messaging app does not stop determination to launch news, as consecutive playback of voice memos or the recent option of watch YouTube videos in floating window, among other.

Now WhatsApp is testing a new feature that shares your status with Facebook Stories.

WhatsApp for Android

How they pick up at The Verge, the latest version WhatsApp beta adds a new function that will give a bit to talk about, since with it states can be shared with Facebook Stories.

Of course, this characteristic does not imply that link the messaging app ID to Mark Zuckerbeg’s popular social network, according to the company itself.

This is possible because the new WhatsApp feature uses the standard Android and iOS data exchange APIs.

In this way users can also share your status in the well-known messaging application in other apps, such as Instagram, Gmail or Google Photos, among many others.

In addition, the company itself ensures that if the user shares data with other services owned by Facebook, the two publications will be separate events on your systems and will not be linked.

You can also share the statuses with Instagram, Gmail or Google Photos

WhatsApp new status function

The same medium points out that the new option to share the status is displayed just below them in the beta of WhatsApp.

States are what WhatsApp call in its final version, that, like Instagram or Facebook, serve for users to share photos, videos or texts on your profile that disappear after 24 hours.

To share a status with another application you have to do it manuallyas there is no way to do it automatically due to the design of the application.

Currently, this WhatsApp feature has more than 500 million daily active users and, in the near future, it will be the place where they will be shown the dreaded ads in the messaging app.