WhatsApp is currently testing a new feature in the US that will allow users to post their status as a Facebook story at the same time. Only selected beta testers can participate in the test.
In addition to Facebook, according to the US magazine “The Verge” status in addition to other services such as Instagram, Gmail or even Google Photos can be deposited.
Users would not have to link their Facebook account with WhatsApp. Instead, features from iOS and Android are used that already have data sharing as their goal. These APIs (application programming interface) called interfaces allow the exchange of data from app to app. While the contents can be exchanged, a dovetailing of the programs is not necessary.
According to “The Verge”, there will not be the option to automatically share status messages with other apps. The user has to re-make the decision every time.