Attention! WhatsApp to soon allow 'cross-platform' sharing of status updates

Meta-owned platform working to allow simultaneous sharing of WhatsApp status updates on Instagram and Facebook

Web Desk
A representational image of the WhatsApp logo. — AFP/File
A representational image of the WhatsApp logo. — AFP/File

In an encouraging development for WhatsApp users, the meta-owned platform is working on a feature that will soon allow users to share their status updates on Instagram.

The development was discovered by WaBetaInfo via the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update available on the Google Play Store.

The WhatsApp news tracker said that the platform is exploring new ways to allow "optional sharing" of status updates on the other platform.

The feature, once introduced, will not only save time but also improve reliability and consistency by streamlining content sharing across the two platforms.

— WaBetaInfo
— WaBetaInfo

As seen from the screenshot above, the underdevelopment feature is likely not to be limited to Instagram only but also applies to Facebook — allowing the users to share a single status update simultaneously across three different platforms once it's introduced.

However, it is to be noted that the feature will be an "optional" one, giving the users the discretion to choose what content they want to be shared across platforms or not — by enabling the option or otherwise.

Also, the users will remain in control of who sees their content by choosing so through the Instagram story audience settings.

WaBetaInfo highlighted multiple benefits of the said feature with time-saving being the most notable, as it would allow the users to simultaneously share their status on multiple platforms without needing to create individual posts.

For now, the feature to share WhatsApp status updates on Instagram is currently under development and is likely to be introduced to the masses in future updates.