These days, almost everyone is using social media and instant messaging applications for many purposes. In fact, there are several productive ways to use these apps.
While browsing Facebook, you will definitely come across many photos that you were tagged in by others and meaningful messages. There are increased chances for you to share these with your family and friends on WhatsApp, but there is no direct way to do it.
Though Facebook has acquired WhatsApp, it treats both Messenger and WhatsApp differently. When you try to share a photo that is on Facebook, you get an option to send it via Messenger to anyone on your friend list. However, there is no option to share it via WhatsApp.
If you still want to share photos and messages that are found on Facebook, you can do it with these simple steps that we have detailed below.
No 'Share via WhatsApp' option could be annoying
You might feel a bit annoyed due to the lack of an option to share any photo on Facebook directly via WhatsApp. It would make the work simpler and more straightforward. But, we can expect such an option to be rolled out in future as the company is bringing many new features to WhatsApp.
Share external option is there to help
Though there is no direct option, there is an option known as 'Share external' that will let you share any photo on Facebook via the different apps that you have installed on your device. This way, you can share the photo on Facebook via WhatsApp, email or any other platform.
Here's how you can use the feature
Just open the photo that you would like to share on Facebook and you can see three dots that present options such as Save image, Share external, and I don't like this photo. On clicking on the Share external option, you will get the list of apps including WhatsApp and you can choose the one that you want from there.
WhatsApp Web can also be used
If you are using WhatsApp Web on your laptop or PC, you can share the Facebook photos to your WhatsApp contacts or groups using a simple trick. You just have to open the image on Facebook and click on Options to save the same on the laptop. Then, you can attach the same from the device to WhatsApp and share it.
Copy messages from Facebook to WhatsApp
If you like a quote or message on Facebook and want to share it on WhatsApp, you can simply copy the message and paste on WhatsApp or WhatsApp Web and send it across to the contacts or groups you intend to share it with.