You can now cross-post your Instagram Stories to Facebook


Facebook Stories
Facebook Stories could quickly see a lot more users.
Photo: Facebook

Instagram has started giving users the ability to cross-post their Stories to Facebook Stories.

After testing the feature in Portugal last month, the company is now migrating it to U.S. users. Facebook says it should be available to everyone soon, if not already.

Despite boasting more than 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook hasn’t had great success with its Stories feature — but Instagram has. Back in June, the photo-sharing platform revealed Stories was seeing 250 million users a day, which is more than the entire Snapchat service.

In an effort to bring some of those users to Facebook Stories, Instagram has made it easy to cross-post your content in just a tap.

“You now have the option to share your Instagram Stories to your Facebook Stories,” a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch. “We’re always working to make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you.”

To use the feature, simply tap “Your Facebook Story” when choosing where to share your Instagram Stories. This will reduce the time it takes to share to both platforms by preventing manual uploading to both individually.

It’s not yet possible to cross-post to Instagram Stories from Facebook, but the social network hasn’t ruled out this option for the future.

If you can’t already cross-post to Facebook from Instagram Stories, you should get the update soon.


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