Facebook is testing a new feature enabling users to open whatsapp directly from wuthin the Facebook app. A Whatsapp button within the app will allow to open chat window directly and open whatsapp. As a part of test some users were able to see the button within the Android app according to reports from Next Web. iOS users are also expected to see the button soon.
There has not been any formal announcement by the social media giant and it is unclear whether it will become available to all Facebook users. The feature was first reported by Facebook user Arvind Iyer, who said the new shortcut appeared after he switched the app’s language setting to Danish.
The company has previously chosen Denmark for other limited rollouts like its standalone video-sharing app “Bonfire”, the report added. Facebook is also working on a new feature called “Instant Videos” that downloads Facebook videos while connected with Wi-Fi to help the users save their data.
The “Instant Videos” would be similar to Facebook’s hosted content format “Instant Articles” that loads faster than mobile websites.