Now Share Instagram Stories with Your Close Friends

A new feature is arriving on Instagram that will let users create a list of close friends and share their Stories only with the people on that list. The new feature is being seen as an effort to make platform more personal and engaging.

Share Instagram Stories with Close Friends

Recently, the photo sharing platform was found testing a new profile layout that aims at users instead of follower count.

Share Instagram Stories with Close Friends

As the feature is now in place, an Instagram user can create a list of close friends list on Stories and share the stuff with the people he has added in the list. Instagram says that the feature will give users the flexibility to share more personal moments with a smaller group that they choose.

This latest Instagram update is rolling out to both Android and iOS versions. If you haven’t yet received the update, update your Instagram app from your respective app stores.

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In order to add people to your list for personal Story sharing, visit your and then tap on “Close Friends” in the side menu. Only a user can see his close friends list and no one can send request to the users to get added in the list.

After creating closed friend list, when a user adds a new Story, he will see an option to either share it with everyone or only with the people on his close friends list.

In case someone has added you in his list of close friends, you will see a green badge when you’re viewing their Instagram stories. User can also see a green ring around his Instagram profile photo in the Stories tray. The ring indicates that the story has only been shared with user and a few others.

Share Instagram Stories with Close Friends

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