Billion Messages Were Sent On WhatsApp On New Year's Eve

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Billion Messages Were Sent On WhatsApp On New Year's Eve

There's an Instagram icon on the reposted Story which now lives on as a Status for 24 hours.

WhatsApp also recently integrated further with Instagram, allowing users to post their Instagram Stories directly to their WhatsApp Status - the platform's version of Stories.

Its safe to say that the number of people using Stories in WhatsApp pails in comparison to those that use Instagram Stories. They will need to click the "send" option to post their Stories on WhatsApp.

Instagram Stories lets users string a bunch of images and videos together in a slideshow format. The text and stickers applied to the Story in Instagram also appear to be part of the cross-posting, included in both.

It's based on WhatsApp's open-source code that makes it possible for third-party apps, desktop and Android apps to integrate WhatsApp messaging. Also, the shared stories will be encrypted like WhatsApp chats. While both Instagram and WhatsApp are Facebook-owned, that accessible code shortcut is what's now making the cross-posting possible for users who are included in the test.

Phone Arena added that users will be able to cross-post their Instagram Stories by tapping the "Share" button on the Instagram app and selecting WhatsApp before clicking the "Send" button to have it published.

What new features would you like to see come to WhatsApp or Instagram this year? The official rollout of the feature might happen soon, however the timeline hasn't been revealed yet.

WhatsApp shares code in order to allow other apps and websites to integrate the popular messaging platform.

More than 10 million people around the world went live on Facebook to share their New Year's Eve moments with their communities.

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