- WhatsApp has updated its FAQ section to detail the new feature
- Users can also share their WhatsApp Status updates to other apps
- The feature was spotted under development back in May
WhatsApp appears to have started rolling out the anticipated feature to let users share their Status updates to Facebook Stories. While it was initially said to be in testing and wasn’t visible to users, the feature to let users share WhatsApp Status to Facebook Stories is now making its way to WhatsApp. Gadgets 360 was able to spot the new feature on the latest version of WhatsApp for Android and iPhone, as well as earlier stable and beta versions of Android. An updated FAQ page detailing the latest addition has also been released on the WhatsApp website, hinting at its debut for all users in the coming days.
To let you easily share your status updates to Facebook Stories, a Share to Facebook Story button under the Status tab appears on WhatsApp, after you create an update.
In a statement emailed to Gadgets 360, a WhatsApp spokesperson confirmed the fresh rollout and assured that the account information won’t be shared through the new feature, while warning end-to-end encryption won’t be applicable.
“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,” the spokesperson said.
Multiple users on Twitter have reported the arrival of the newest feature on their WhatsApp app. Gadgets 360 was able to independently spot the update on the WhatsApp for Android version 2.19.258 and WhatsApp for iPhone version 2.19.92. Both the latest versions are currently available for download through their respective app stores. It was also spotted on an earlier stable Android version (v2.19.244) and the current beta (v2.19.262).