Meta has introduced an optional feature that makes it easier for people to post their WhatsApp statuses to their Facebook Story automatically if they want to.
This is coming as Status has since become a popular way to share updates with friends and close contacts on WhatsApp, which disappear in 24 hours and may include photos, videos, GIFs, text, and more. “We’re excited to introduce an optional feature that makes it easier for people to post their WhatsApp Status to their Facebook Story automatically if they want to do so,” it said in a statement.
“A lot of WhatsApp users love the existing option to post their Status to their Facebook Stories. We’ve also gotten feedback that people want this process to be easier, so they don’t have to post their WhatsApp Status each time manually. As always, users are in control: Sharing is turned off by default; you have to opt-in to use it and can disable it at any time you want to (Learn more about sharing your Status.”
WhatsApp Status is built with privacy top of mind. Like your personal chats and calls, Status is protected by end-to-end encryption so you can share privately and securely. Earlier this year, we also introduced a privacy audience selector for Status, so you can choose who can view your Status (Learn more about Status Privacy.
These updates have started rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.