Instagram is testing direct 'Stories' sharing to Facebook

Instagram is letting some users share their Snapchat-like 'Stories' directly to Facebook

While Stories, which copies a popular Snapchat feature, has helped increase the amount of time people spend on the app, the feature did not farewell on Facebook. In fact, taking a quick look, it appears only six of my friends have ever tried it out and now it's just a series of rather sad looking greyed out profile photo circles. It looks like Facebook wants to ride on to the stellar growth that Instagram Stories has seen.

Instagram users might soon have the option to share their Stories on Facebook. Fifty-five percent of Americans 50 and older say they've gotten news from social media, up from 45 percent (older people are also driving the increasing percentage of people who get news via mobile).

Stories are the new fad in the world of social media and the biggest social network, Facebook, integrated the feature on its platform but didn't see much traction.

In a statement made by an Instagram spokesperson, "We are always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you".

Following its success on Instagram, Facebook quickly baked Stories into its other apps, including WhatsApp and Messenger. At the time, it wasn't clear how many people are able to take part in this test, but Instagram did confirm that it was real. Both Apps have traditionally kept separate from the beginning.

However it seems that Facebook is still trying to make Stories on its platform happen. The company has yet to reveal any usage stats for Facebook Stories, and a spokesperson again declined to do so when asked by Business Insider on Wednesday.

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