The latest beta of WhatsApp adds a new feature, at least a bit controversial: share your status to your Facebook story. However, this does not mean linking your WhatsApp user ID to your Facebook account, the company insists because it uses the standard Android and iOS data sharing APIs.
This means you can also share WhatsApp status with other apps – Instagram, Gmail, Google Photos, and more. When you share data to another Facebook-owned service (such as Instagram), the company says that the two posts will be separate events in their system and will not be linked.
If you are in the WhatsApp test plan, the sharing options will appear below your status. If you want to know what this is, the status is what the WhatsApp is called the Stories version – you can post pictures, text and videos on profiles that disappear after 24 hours. This sub-function of WhatsApp now has more than 500 million active users every day, and next year it will be the first place you see ads in WhatsApp.
You have to manually share your state with another application, there is no way to do it automatically. This is designed because obviously WhatsApp wants this feature to be your proactive decision, not what you set up, and then forget.