You Can Now Share Instagram Stories with Only Your Closest Friends

Angelica Greene
December 1, 2018

Users simply create a "Close Friends" list and then choose to only share certain stories with that group of people. In this case, a green badge will appear on that person's story indicating they've chosen you as a "close friend".

Instagram Stories are great for quickly sharing what's going on in your life - but sometimes you don't want all your followers to see them. In any case, it's a new way to identify your inner circle, while also seeing how close - or not - others feel to you. Instagram will suggest those you interact with the most. After setting it up, when you share a Story, you'll have the option to send it to all your followers, or just your smaller Close Friends list. It starts rolling out to users Friday. If you tap on it, only the people on your Close friends list will be able to see the post, while the rest of your followers will be blissfully unaware.

Facebook has been focusing on Instagram, its fastest-growing revenue generator, as the social networking website's core platform has come under fire from regulators.

You can see who has made you a
You can see who has made you a"close friend on Instagram by looking for the green badge in their

In October, Instagram appointed long-term insider Adam Mosseri as the head of the photo-sharing app following the high-profile exits of the photo-sharing app's co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It was inspired by user-based "Finstagrams", or fake Instagram accounts. The Snapchat user decides who can add to the Story and who can see it. On the upside, though, you might be able to finally ditch that finsta account.

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