The team over at Instagram is working on a new feature to share IGTV videos to Facebook but it’s only in the early stages…
Now Instagram’s founders have departed, Facebook is working on a new way to more closely integrate the photo-sharing app with its flagship.
Uncovered by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, the experiment involves sharing IGTV content to Facebook and Facebook Watch. It appears under a button labeled “make visible to Facebook.”
Instagram IGTV Video Facebook Sharing Option Spotted
The new Instagram IGTV video sharing tool for Facebook is in-place but doesn’t yet work. The shortcuts don’t work but do show how it would function, when enabled.
If Facebook makes a go of the option, it would encourage more IGTV creators to share to the flagship, particularly to Facebook Watch.
It might also give a lift to the IGTV app itself. At present, the IGTV app it ranks at 159 in the Apple App Store in the Photo & Video category. It also has a mere 19,601 installs in the Google Play Store.
Instagram is working on IGTV Series pic.twitter.com/SLOWCnicLJ
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 28, 2019