It has also added other new features such as a new polling sticker to Instagram stories.

Instagram rolls out option to share stories directly on Facebook
Atom Social Media Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 14:23

After testing in Portugal last month, the option to syndicate Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories has now also appeared for US users.

Facebook has also confirmed that the feature is being officially rolled out for everyone around the world, TechCrunch reported on Friday.

"You now have the option to share your Instagram Stories to your Facebook Stories. We are always working to make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you," a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying.

While the option to post Facebook Stories to Instagram Stories has not come yet, the company said it might bring it in near future.

The new option would cut down the trouble of manually uploading Stories on each platform separately.

Last month, Instagram had enabled the feature for users to view Stories on both mobile web and desktop.

It has also launched a new polling feature to make stories more interactive. A poll sticker will be among the other stickers and users can just drag and drop it onto the story image. They will then be automatically presented with the option to customize the questions and choices.

People who view your story can tap on a choice to vote, which will then show the overall results so far. To see the results for yourself, the account holder has to open the viewers list for that image or video on your story, and it will show them total vote numbers, who all voted and what they chose.

Instagram also added an eyedropper tool that allows you to take colors from your pictures and use it on text and brushes. Apple users also got an alignment tool to ensure text and stickers are properly centered on your pictures.

Instagram Stories has garnered over 250 million monthly active users and the application has nearly 700 million users globally. 

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