Instagram's 'Close Friends' feature lets you keep Stories private

Instagram's new 'close friends' feature

Instagram's new 'close friends'

"With Close Friends, you have the flexibility to share more personal moments with a smaller group that you choose". Nobody can request to be added to your list, which also only you can see.

You'll also see a green badge when you're viewing their Stories.

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. When you're creating an Instagram Story, you'll now have an additional option called "Close Friends" and marked with a white star on a green background.

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

On Friday, the photo-sharing network announced the ability to share Stories with a smaller group of friends.

To use the new feature, go to your profile and select "Close Friends" from the side menu.

Your friends will not get to know whether you have added (or deleted) them in the "close friends" group.

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