In a further attempt, that may be a success this time, Instagram has added a button that allows you to easily share your Instagram Story post to your Facebook Story at the same time. "We are always working to make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you", a Facebook spokesperson told the publication. Us either. Facebook hopes to fix that with a cheat: Allowing Instagram users to cross-post their Instagram Stories to Facebook. It could also help Facebook Stories gain traction.
We had earlier written that it made more sense if Facebook could just sync Facebook and Instagram stories - as both the social networks can easily be linked together for a single user.
Instagram did mention that votes would be public when it announced the feature on its blog and in the app. Facebook's own Stories feature has been slower to take off.
The stories features, a copy of the Snapchat feature of the same name, was introduced past year on Instagram and was rumoured to be Facebook just testing the idea for their own platform.
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Facebook has been aggressively pushing Stories onto all of its platforms.
Initially, users could only share to friends or groups of friends. To rope in more numbers for their Stories, Instagram will now offer its members to post Stories directly to Facebook.
Critics have largely called it a failure, and user ship has been so low that in April the company began displaying grayed-out icons in the Stories section of the app to make it seem less empty. The new option would cut down the trouble of manually uploading Stories on each platform separately.
Critics are saying the same about the move to cross post Instagram Stories to Facebook.