Instagram and Facebook are one of the most used social media platforms all around the globe. Indeed, people love to post and go through thousands of feeds all at once on these platforms. And, now something new is coming up with a boom to make your scrolling experience much better and interesting. A new test was conducted and the results were something amazing.
Recently, some Facebook users have noticed that they can now watch their Instagram stories right from within the main social network app. Facebook has long back allowed and encouraged cross-posting of Instagram stories to Facebook to help build momentum for its own versions of the format. But, now something new has come up. A new test has brought Instagram stories right into Facebook for direct viewing.
Don’t worry there is no mess going to happen here as you will know easily which story are you looking at through the colour in which the stories would be encircled. The Facebook stories will have a blue circle while the Instagram stories will have a pink/orange hue of the app icon. So, things are quite simple and easy; you can easily differentiate.
To clear all your confusions, Facebook has clearly stated that nothing about who can see your stories is changing. The thing that is changing a bit is only your Instagram followers who have linked their Facebook account and who can already see your stories will see the new option within Facebook. The social giant is trying to be as clear as possible about everything.
Even after all this, you have got to opt into the setting. In short, people who are not following you on your Instagram account they won’t be able to see your story.
Matt Navarra confirmed with a Facebook spokesperson that this is a “limited test”, and the company is all open for the feedback from the users. The spokesperson noted that the feature “respects all existing privacy settings” and also mentioned that; Instagram users have the option to keep their stories off of Facebook altogether it depends all over their wish.
It is quite visible that this move is another effort by Facebook to bring its platforms closer together. Plus, to go into a bit of flashback last month Facebook stated of merging Facebook Messenger and Instagram chat. Plus, WhatsApp will eventually also become part of this unified chat experience.