It is thought that "Close Friends" will encourage the everyday user to post more personal content, that they might not wish to share with all their followers, meaning more content will be posted to the platform. This time it introduces a new feature that allows you to share your Instagram story to only the group of people you want to share with.
Now, you can make a close friends list and share stories with just those people. Instead of sharing your cool moments with all your followers, only the friends in your Close Friends List will get to see updates on your Stories.
- You will see two tabs- one shows you the number of followers you have and second reads Close Friends. No wonder the Stories feature boasts of more than 400 million daily activities users (DAU).
The story poster, though, can only respond with either an image or a video. You can also edit the list if you want. Once they add someone to the list, that person won't be notified but they will be able to see the stories shared with only the user's list. So, if you're on Android or iOS, you can check your respective stores for the latest version.
- Tap on your username at the top of the page.
That's certainly made the app a much-needed bright spot for Facebook, which as a Reuters piece notes today is increasingly focusing on the property as its fastest-growing revenue generator while the larger social network's core platform "has come under fire from regulators pushing to improve information safeguards for individual privacy, to combat addiction to social media, and to stop misinformation or fake news".
Users can also access their "Close Friends" list by going to their own profile and then selecting the three lines in the upper right corner.
Once that's done, you can create a story just for those people. "With Close Friends, you have the flexibility to share more personal moments with a smaller group that you choose".