WhatsApp Status allows you to share text, photo, video and GIF updates that disappear after 24 hours. You can post status stories on WhatsApp but there was no option to share WhatsApp status to Facebook Stories directly. WhatsApp’s latest update makes it possible and now Android users share WhatsApp Status directly to Facebook Stories.
if you’ve posted multiple WhatsApp status, then all of them will be shared. If you want to share a particular one then you will have to choose the ones you want to share from “My status” section and tap on the three-dot button in the top-right corner and then on the “Share to Facebook” option.
WhatsApp Status is posted as Facebook Story, will stay there for 24 hours even if you delete the original WhatsApp status. Currently, this feature is available on WhatsApp Beta version only and soon will be rolled out for all users. Also, the user must have Facebook on Android, Facebook Lite on Android or Facebook on iOS app installed on their device to use this feature.
But there is one little issue that you won’t get the end-to-end encryption by sharing the status as stated by WhatsApp spokesperson “If you share your status update, the content of your status update will be shared with other apps and won’t be protected by end-to-end encryption. When sharing your status update, WhatsApp won’t share your account information with Facebook or other apps,”.
How to share WhatsApp status to Facebook Stories
You will see a “Share to Facebook Story” option under “My status” in the Status tab, with a share button right next to it. To use this feature, tap on “Share to Facebook Story” and it will let you share WhatsApp Status to Facebook Story.
- Open WhatsApp on your device.
- Go to Status.
- Now you will have two options: Share old status or new status
- To share new status go to My Status>Share to Facebook Story
- To share an old status, go to My Status (on iPhone) or My Status>More.(on Android)>click on three dot menu…>Share to Facebook
- If asked, tap Allow or Open to open the Facebook app.
- Once you get to the Facebook app, select the audience you want to share with, then tap Share Now.
With latest WhatsApp update you can now share WhatsApp Status updates as Facebook Stories. That’s a very useful feature and now you are no longer required to post the same story/status separately on the three platforms.