Instagram is rolling out a syndicate feature to let users post Instagram Stories to Facebook without reducing the image resolution.
After a testing in September in Portugal, tech experts spotted the option to combine Instagram stories to Facebook Stories. This feature is initially available to the U.S. users, and Facebook confirmed rolling out this feature gradually.
“You now have the option to share your Instagram Stories to your Facebook stories. We’re always working to make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a recent report on TechCrunch.
Facebook says that this cross-platform feature will only work in this manner, meaning that users won’t be able to post Instagram Stories using Facebook Stories. However, Facebook could very well change its mind in the future and have the cross-posting feature work in this way.
This new feature should be a welcome change to a lot of users who are tired of saving Instagram Stories one by one in order to share it as a Facebook Story. The Stories format is supposed to be a platform for sharing memorable moments and now users will be able to share those in both Facebook and Instagram in one process. This also removes the possibility of reduced image quality when Instagram Stories are saved and shared on Facebook.
Now whenever you are sharing a Story on Instagram, you will see a “Your Facebook Story” option. Just select it and your Instagram Story will appear on your Facebook Stories.
Instagram Stories has grown to become a big success for the company in the 14 months since it launched, with 250 million users interacting with Stories every day as of last June. In April, Instagram Stories surpassed rival Snapchat in terms of daily active users. The feature is the same across platforms, allowing you to post a picture or a video that disappears after 24 hours.