Instagram Rolls Out 'Close Friends' Stories

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Social network Instagram added to your settings new feature. It will allow users to control who can see their posts in the feed reports

The company noted that users have the right to confidentiality of their stories, where they share events of a personal nature. The good part of it is that others will not be able to see who is on it, but your friends will know at least that they are a part of it. Instagram close friends feature is introduced with the intention that sometimes there are a few pictures we don't want to share with everyone. Facebook already lets people narrow audiences for individual posts, but the Facebook-owned Instagram hasn't. This is why Facebook is beefing up its Groups feature, and why messaging apps are so popular.

A new feature of Instagram allows users to share stories only with "close friends".

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Robby Stein, product director at Instagram, said the feature took more than a year to complete. There you can create your own close friend's list and to get added there no one can send you request so that you can be comfortable.

Each story stays up for just seven days, the span during which viewers can comment, ask questions, and give a thumbs up or thumbs down, and appears to both subscribers and non-subscribers. To do all these, you'll need to be on the updated version of the Instagram app. Instagram has started pushing out the update to its apps on Android's Playstore and Apple's App Store.

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To make a story, eligible creators now have the option to "Create Story" by tapping on the video camera icon within the mobile application. This way, users can keep the more personal things they want to share in a smaller social circle.

Instagram copied the Stories feature from Snapchat years ago and now has more than 400 million people using the feature each day.

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