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Facebook testing this new feature for Instagram: Check details

Facebook noted the option is currently a global test that's only available to a small group of people who already have their Facebook profiles linked to a personal, creator or business account on Instagram

  • Published: October 19, 2021 8:36 PM IST
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Facebook is testing a new feature where users will be able to cross post their videos, photos, and posts over to their Instagram. The social media giant has already made this feature available on Instagram where you can automatically cross-post Instagram posts and stories to Facebook, as well as cross-post IGTV videos to Facebook. Also Read - Top 5 WhatsApp features expected to roll out soon

The company noted the option is currently a global test that’s only available to a small group of people who already have their Facebook profiles linked to a personal, creator or business account on Instagram, reports TechCrunch. Also Read - WhatsApp could soon release Message Reactions, Reaction Notifications features soon

Facebook already allows users to cross-post their Instagram Stories and Reels to Facebook. Also Read - Using Instagram to connect with friends? Beware! Your chats may be at risk

When available, one would see the feature in Facebook’s compose box where one can create posts. The new toggle would appear besides those for editing the audience for the post and creating a new album.

When tapped, the user would be taken to a new screen where one can choose to share the individual Facebook post to the connected Instagram account, as well.

As per the report, users will be able to cross-post to Instagram single photos, single videos or multi photo albums up to 10 photos.

Currently, other formats, like GIFs, polls, photos albums with more than 10 photos are not eligible for cross-posting at present.

Earlier, Facebook merged Instagram direct messages (DM) with the Messenger app. With this, Instagram users are able to send messages to contacts on Facebook Messenger without leaving the app and vice versa.

To send messages to Messenger contacts from Instagram, Android and iOS users of Instagram will need to first update or download the latest version of the apps from Google Play Store (version 164.0.0.46.123) and Apple App Store (version 165.0), respectively.

Battered by the six-hour long global outage earlier this month, Instagram is now testing a feature that will alert users when the platform is going through major technical glitches.

The photo-messaging platform will notify users in their Activity Feed when the service experiences an outage or technical issue, and when it is resolved.

(Inputs From IANS)

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  • Published Date: October 19, 2021 8:36 PM IST



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