DURBAN - WhatsApp is testing a feature that will allow its users to share posts from their status with other apps, according to The Verge.
Users in the beta program will start to see a new sharing option beneath their status which will allow the user to directly share their status to Facebook or send it in another app like Instagram, Google Photos or Gmail.
WhatsApp is making use of the same iOS and Android data-sharing APIs as every other app which means that data is transferred between the apps on-device.
Even if a user shares data to another Facebook owned service like Instagram, WhatsApp says that the posts will be separate events in Facebook's systems and they will not be linked.
According to WhatsApp, the feature should be an active decision on the part of the user.