Instagram users will soon be able to share Stories on Facebook

Instagram users will soon be able to share Stories on Facebook

You've probably noticed that ever since Facebook introduced its new Facebook Stories feature (essentially a like-for-like duplicate of Instagram Stories) pretty much no one has used it.

While a very large share of Twitter users (74%) get news on the site, its user base is significantly smaller than Facebook's or YouTube's, resulting in a smaller overall reach for news: 11% of US adults get news on Twitter.

Since the feature has seen failure on the largest social network and so the Menlo Park company is going to show its users Stories from Instagram.

Navarra's screenshots show that Instagram users will be able to see an additional option to share their Story to Facebook. According to the company, close to 250 million people use Instagram Stories daily, and this is bigger than total number daily active users on Snapchat app. Interestingly, no content travels the other direction.

Three months later the site added a live video functionality to Instagram Stories.

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Let's admit it; Facebook really wants people to view Stories on its main app.

In a statement to the site, an Instagram spokesperson said, "We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you". "We have no other plans to share at this time".

The Verge reports that this feature might just be a test and Instagram may not roll out the feature to all the users.

Following its success on Instagram, Facebook quickly baked Stories into its other apps, including WhatsApp and Messenger. Both Apps have traditionally kept separate from the beginning. Even if that is not the case, the move still shows the desperate measures Facebook is taking to push its stories feature forward.

Meanwhile, Facebook has started testing colourful comment bubbles for its mobile app. And news use among Snapchat's user base increased 12 percentage points, to 29% now, up from 17% in early 2016.

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