Facebook has started to test a feature that will finally allow you to cross-post Instagram stories. A tool has been released by the social network to allow you to move Instagram Stories back into Facebook in 2017. This tool however, is not able to cross the reverse.
App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered the experimental “Share Story to Instagram” toggle within the Story Privacy settings, and switching it on activates a “Share to Story” button.
Facebook is working on cross-posting Stories to Instagram pic.twitter.com/uH2w3VVnSe— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 9, 2020
The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s now formally testing the feature to make it easier to share moments with more people you care about. After all, if you want to post those stories on both sites with friends, Facebook and Instagram have different audiences, the feature would encourage you to do so.
The social network also told the publication that it will continue exploring options to simplify and improve how Stories work across its apps. It’s still unclear, however, if the feature will also sync a Story’s view status across Facebook’s applications to prevent people from having to watch the same ones more than once.