Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Instagram now lets you choose who can - and can’t - see your Stories

Instagram now lets you choose who can - and can’t - see your Stories

From there, you can add your closest friends to the list.

To access this feature, go to your profile and tap on "Close Friends" in the side menu to begin creating a list of people you'd like to share Stories with. Credit: ShutterstockThe company has been testing a feature called "favorites" since June 2017, which allowed people to post photos to a limited group of followers, as well as stories. In any case, it's a new way to identify your inner circle, while also seeing how close - or not - others feel to you. Do you plan to repurpose your Instagram novels for other platforms? Can you even consider someone a real friend if they don't choose you as their "close friend" on Instagram?

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Unlike Snapchat's ill-fated "best friends" though, your "close friends" on Instagram are not viewable by anyone else, though you can tell when someone else has made you their best friend. It starts rolling out to users Friday. While only you can see a list of the people you've deemed to be Close Friends, those folks will see a green ring around your avatar in the Stories tray, as well as a special badge when they view your Stories.

Snap also bagged a $250 million (£195m) investment from Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal as it shifted toward a self-serve model for advertisers. It was inspired by user-based "Finstagrams", or fake Instagram accounts. On the upside, though, you might be able to finally ditch that finsta account.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas arrive in Jodhpur ahead of wedding
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Instagram added Stories to its platform in 2016 and usage has taken off tremendously with 400 million people now using the feature daily.

Nine companies will help NASA get back to the moon
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