A new feature test carried out by the tech giant Facebook will put its subsidiary Instagram stories into the main app Facebook. This update feature is no longer a rumor as it was stated in a report in the verge of Facebook wanting to intertwine Instagram with its main app as much as possible.
According to that report in the Verge, some Facebook users have recently begun seeing Instagram stories in their Facebook story feeds. A Facebook representative confirmed this news to Matt Navarra, a social media industry commentator and consultant,stating that it was a limited test. The representative went on to add that Facebook would be listening to feedback from its community on the potential new feature.
In a screenshot posted by a Twitter user and Navarra recently, Facebook seemingly explains that not just anyone can view an Instagram story on Facebook. In order to do this, users will have to link their Instagram accounts to their Facebook account and have this viewing setting turned on. The company stateted that people who don’t follow a user on Instagram will not be able to see that user’s stories.
The company went on to add that even though stories will be in two places, users’ overall experience would not change. This is because users will still essentially be sharing their stories with the same people on Facebook and Instagram as well. In addition, Instagram stories on Facebook (which will have a pink and orange circle) will appear with a user’s Instagram handle. And the stories will be viewed on Facebook, users will see all story views and replies on Instagram as well.
In recent years, Facebook has worked to couplet and integrate all of its popular apps, which includes WhatsApp Messenger and Instagram, closer together. Last month, the tech giant launched a new test experience on Instagram messaging for some users.
This new experience updated the look of Instagram direct messages and thus promoted the possibility of chatting with people who use Facebook.