Facebook-owned WhatsApp started testinga new feature back in June that would let users share their WhatsApp Status to Facebook Story. Well, it seems the testing has gone smooth as the company has begun rolling out this feature to its users.
WhatsApp hasnt made an official announcement about the rollout yet, but several users took to Twitter to report the arrival of this feature. Weve also got it on our Android smartphones with version 2.19.258 of the app in India. But our iPhone in India and Android smartphones over at the HQ in Europe are yet to receive it, suggesting this is a limited rollout.
That said, WhatsApp has set up an FAQ page on its website detailing the steps to share a WhatsApp Status to Facebook Story or other apps, which suggests a global rollout should commence soon.
If you happen to be one of the Android users who received this feature, you will see a “Share to Facebook Story” option under “My status” in the Status tab, with a share button right next to it.
Tapping on that share button will open the share tray, showing all the apps that you can share your WhatsApp Status with. And, tapping on “Share to Facebook Story” will present the Facebook app icon. Tapping on the Facebook app icon will open the app to let you share your WhatsApp Status to Facebook Story.
Also, if youve posted multiple status updates, then all of them will be shared with Facebook Story. So if you want to share only a few of them, you will have to go to the “My status” section, choose the ones you want to share, tap on the three-dot button in the top-right corner and then on the “Share to Facebook” option.
Its also worth noting that the WhatsApp Status you share with Facebook or other apps wont be protected with end-to-end encryption. And, this feature to share WhatsApp Status will be only available if you have Facebook for Android, Facebook for iOS or Facebook Lite installed on your device.
IGP Deploys more detectives to Edo State, vows to fish out killers of Miss Vera Uwaila
The Inspector General of Police, MOHAMMED Adamu, has announced further steps taken by the Police High Command to unravel and bring to book all those involved in the brutal murder of a 100-level student of the Department of Microbiology in UNIBEN was reported to have been raped and killed by some hoodlums inside a church where she went to read at the Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City, the Edo State Capital.
The statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP FRANK MBA said : “As part of deliberate and concerted efforts by the Nigeria Police High Command to unravel the circumstances surrounding the brutal attack and unfortunate death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin, Edo State on 28th and 30th May, 2020 respectively, the Inspector General of Police has deployed additional investigations aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command to complement and expedite actions in the ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident.”
“The IGP, while condemning the attack, commiserates with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. He calls for calm and assures that the Force will surely bring the perpetrators of the callous act to book in the shortest possible time.
Meanwhile, protesters including students of UNIBEN, activists and concerned individuals on Monday stormed the headquarters of the state police command in Edo State demanding justice for Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.
The protesters wearing black outfits and bearing placards decrying rape staged a walk from the Kings Square area of Benin City and eventually took their message to the state police command headquarters.
The deputy commissioner of police, operations, Ayoola Ajala who received the protesters, assured that investigations have commenced and arrests have made in connection to Uwa’s murder.
He also debunked allegations that the police station where the matter was reported to refused to look into the incident for lack of funding.
Meanwhile, Uwa’s siblings who were also part of the protest demanded that justice be served promptly.
Facebook Pledges $10 Million To Racial Justice Campaigns
Facebook has committed $10 million to anti-racism groups, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday, as protests continue nationwide and companies speak out on racism following the death of George Floyd in police custody last week.
Zuckerberg announced the money would go towards supporting the work of “groups working on racial justice.”
He wrote in a Facebook post on Monday: “The pain of the last week reminds us how far our country has to go to give every person the freedom to live with dignity and peace.
He added: “It reminds us yet again that the violence Black people in America live with today is part of a long history of racism and injustice. We all have the responsibility to create change.”
Like a number of corporations that have released statements in recent days, Zuckerberg said that Facebook stands with the black community “and all those working towards justice in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and far too many others whose names will not be forgotten.”
The 36-year-old added that the Chan Zuckerberg initiative he founded with his wife, Priscilla Chan, invests around $40 million annually in organizations “working to overcome racial injustice.”
Zuckerberg’s post comes as a number of senior Facebook employees blasted the CEO’s “do nothing” approach to President Trump’s post threatening violence against George Floyd protesters that read “when the looting starts, shooting starts.”
Design manager Jason Stirman tweeted on Monday: “I’m a FB employee that completely disagrees with Mark’s decision to do nothing about Trump’s recent posts, which clearly incite violence. I’m not alone inside of FB. There isn’t a neutral position on racism.”
According to Axios, Zuckerberg expressed concerns over Trump’s “tone and rhetoric” in a phone call with Trump on Friday.
Companies including Netflix, Twitter, Glossier, Nike and Peloton have lined up in recent days to condemn the death of George Floyd, voice their support for the black community and commit to support anti-racism efforts.
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