We are sure at this point, everybody knows WhatsApp is owned by Facebook. Well, in case you’re among the few that didn’t, now you do. WhatsApp status can now be shared to Facebook story.
According to our research, the company has been working on this feature since June.
The feature, however, is not available worldwide. We have to assume what we have now is the beta version.
The company are yet to make an official announcement on it. Well, am using an Android smartphone here in Nigeria and I already have the feature on my WhatsApp version 2.19.244. You might want to update your WhatsApp on playstore to see if you can get this feature.
In this post, we’ll be showing users with the feature, how to share their WhatsApp status to Facebook story. In order to use this feature, you must be using an Android or iPhone device and have either Facebook for Android, Facebook Lite or Facebook for iOS installed on your device.
How to share your WhatsApp Status to Facebook Story on Android and iOS
Below is how you can easily share your WhatsApp status update on your Facebook story;
- Open your WhatsApp
- Click on Status
- Create a status update
- You can decide to share a new or old status update to your Facebook story.
For a new status update:
You’ll see the “Share to Facebook story” under “My Status” IMMEDIATELY after creating a status update. Click on it and a share tray will pop-up. Select Facebook. Choose the audience you want to share it with on Facebook and click on share.
For old status update:
- Go to my status and click on the three-dotted icons (•••) by the right side.
- This should display all the status you have.
- Choose the one you wish to share to Facebook and click on the three-dotted icons by the right side.
- It should bring out a menu option. Select the “Share to Facebook” option. This will take you to Facebook and you can share to the Facebook audience you want.
- If you want to share multiple status, just press and hold the first one and mark the rest. The three dotted icons will be at the top right corner.
So there you have it, how to share your WhatsApp Status to Facebook Story. If you don’t have this feature yet, you just exercise patience.
Note that the status you share on Facebook through WhatsApp will not be protected by WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption.
Make sure you read about WhatsApp status privacy here
Let’s deviate from the topic a little. When Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, they promised WhatsApp co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton that WhatsApp will operate as a stand-alone company. But that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore, in fact, we have reasons to believe this plan has been on the table for over a year now.
In late 2018, both co-founders left Facebook amid a fallout with Mark Zuckerberg on how to run WhatsApp. Rumours have it, Facebook is looking for ways to monetize the social messaging tool. And now just like Instagram (also owned by Facebook), they have successfully linked WhatsApp to Facebook.