Facebook is conducting a new experimental concept that seems to blur the lines between two of the company’s own running social media platforms. While limited to only a few, the new feature allows Facebook users to view Instagram Stories content directly from the former’s mobile app.
Experienced by Twitter user, @ec_wife, and was further confirmed by Facebook via Matt Navarra, the experiment is said to be undergoing “limited test for now.”
Crossing the boundaries between the two social media platforms is nothing new, but this new idea seems to be a little unique than previously. Whereas before Facebook allows for cross-posting of contents in both platforms, this new concept allows Instagram followers to view contents directly within Facebook application itself.
However, for the feature to work, it is imperative that the user has both his Facebook and Instagram account linked or, otherwise, “People on Facebook who don’t follow you on Instagram can’t see your Story.”
In addition, the feature also claims that “You’ll see story views and replies on Instagram.”
A certain spokesperson corroborates to the claim stating, “We’re testing a new feature that gives people the option to view stories from Instagram on Facebook, making it easier to view moments from people you care about, regardless of what app you’re using.”
This feature respects all existing privacy settings, and people on Instagram can choose to not have their story visible on Facebook. This is a limited test for now, and we’ll be listening to feedback from our community,” he added.