Instagram and Facebook are testing a new feature that would further deepen the integration between the two platforms. As reported by The Verge, Facebook is testing the ability to bring Instagram stories directly to Facebook stories.
The report explains that Facebook has long been trying to encourage Instagram users to cross-post their Instagram stories to Facebook. This test is a significant expansion of these efforts, and it’s currently available to a small subset of users.
In a pop-up explaining the new feature, Facebook explains that “now your followers can choose to view your Instagram story from Facebook.”
The company says that your Instagram followers who chose to link their account to Facebook and turn on this viewing setting will be able to see your Instagram story on Facebook, but people on Facebook who don’t follow you on Instagram can’t see your story.