WhatsApp testing ability to share Status update as Facebook Story

By Xite - May 23, 2019
The additionof this feature will allow WhatsApp users to easily post fresh Facebook stories. The feature is not yet available for the public release, but expect it to be rolled out soon.

WhatsApp is testing the ability to allow users share their status updates to Facebook Stories. The new feature was first reported by WABetaInfo and if rolled out it will be a part of WhatsApp beta version 2.19.151 for Android.

With this new feature, users can easily share their Status updates as Facebook Story without opening the Facebook app and then typing a status.

According to WABetaInfo, the new build is also testing an option to share contacts information or to add other users via QR code. Earlier, Instagram’s Nametag feature used QR code to find other people.

Earlier this year, WhatsApp updated the privacy settings, which now lets users decide if they want to get added in a group or not. Before, users could be added to WhatsApp groups without their consent. Now, the instant messaging platform is giving users a choice to select from ‘nobody,’ ‘my contacts,’ or ‘everyone’ in group settings.

If you have selected ‘nobody,’ the app offers user a choice to accept or reject an invite to join a group. Selecting ‘My Contacts’ only the people in contact list can add users and the individual inviting you to a group will now be first prompted to send a private invite through an individual chat. Invitation will be valid for three days and post that the it will expires.


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