Facebook is testing a new feature that would allow users to cross-post their Facebook updates that include photos or videos over to their Instagram accounts. The company noted that Facebook’s cross-posting feature is currently a global test that’s only available to a small group of people who already have their Facebook profiles linked to a personal, creator or business account on Instagram, reports TechCrunch.
The social media firm said that it would be helping in making the process seamless and easy, as well as posting it instantaneously on one’s feed to avoid copy-pasting captions and editing the alignment as well as tags for another platform.
Facebook’s cross-posting feature will roll out globally if the feedback is good
As mentioned earlier, Facebook’s cross-posting feature is currently available for creators who have their profiles linked to Instagram, but, it could be available to a wider audience if the feedback is good and satisfactory. The company told that U.S users will be able to cross-post to Instagram single photos, single videos or multi-photo albums up to 10 photos — the max that’s supported through Instagram’s carousels. Other formats, like GIFs, polls, photos albums with more than 10 photos, Feed reshares, text-only posts and any media that’s too tall for Instagram’s Feed are not eligible for cross-posting at present.
When Facebook’s cross-posting feature rolls out globally, it can be found in Facebook’s compose box where you create posts. The new toggle appears besides those for editing the audience for your post and creating a new album. Upon tapping, you’ll be taken to a new screen where you can choose to share the individual Facebook post to your connected Instagram account, as well.
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