Popular messaging platform WhatApp is testing a new feature which allows its users to share their WhatsApp Status with apps like Facebook, Instagram and more, according to The Verge.
Launched in 2017, WhatsApp Status is similar to the Stories feature on Instagram, where users can upload images, texts and videos which will automatically disappear after 24 hours.
It currently has 500 million users daily, and reportedly will be the first feature on the app to host ads starting next year.
However, according to The Verge, WhatsApp insists that it isn't linking the user accounts to one another and is simply utilising the iOS and Android data-sharing APIs used by every other app, which in this case basically means that "data is transferred between the apps on-device".
Possibly as a gesture to show that the power to share is in the users' hands, WhatsApp reportedly will not have a button that allows the Status to be automatically shared on other platforms every time it is updated.
Instead, it wants users to make the active decision whether they want to share the particular Status on other social media sites or not.