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WhatsApp and Instagram could be getting a new ‘killer feature’ in 2018

Instagram is trialling a new sharing feature that will let you export your Stories to WhatsApp in Brazil, with a worldwide expansion rumoured to take place in the not-too-distant future.

That’s according to local blog tecnoblog (H/T TechCrunch), which shared the following image of the nascent feature in action. The news comes shortly after the social giant released a similar tool that lets you export your Instagram Stories to Facebook, so provided everything goes according to plan, you might soon be able to share your Instagram Stories to Facebook and WhatsApp simultaneously.




Truth be told, I’ve been expecting Facebook – which acquired Instagram back in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014 – to use Instagram’s Stories tool to drive more people to WhatsApp’s social Status feature for some time. Introducing seamless sharing could do just that.

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A word of caution, however. Facebook has tested a number of new features on Instagram in the past, only to scrap them after realising they weren’t a hit with the sample group – and it’s possible the same thing could happen here. But the initial response seems promising, so keep your fingers crossed.

What new features would you like to see come to WhatsApp or Instagram this year? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.

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