Instagram is about to get even more cliquey with 'close friends' feature

Instagram Unveils 'Close Friends' Feature: How to Use It

Instagram now lets you choose Close Friends to share 'more personal' Stories with

"Instagram Stories has become the place to express yourself and share everyday moments, but our community has grown and sometimes what you want to share isn't for everyone". 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. From there, you can add your closest friends to the list.

The new feature is rolling out worldwide today in a new version of Instagram for iOS and Android.

The feature is called Close Friends.

Better yet, people that you haven't added to your list won't see any of your designated stories at all, and won't even know that they've been left out. However, it seems to apply only to Stories, not regular posts, for now.

Instagram Unveils 'Close Friends' Feature: How to Use It

Facebook already lets people narrow audiences for individual posts, but the Facebook-owned Instagram hasn't.

In October, Instagram appointed long-term insider Adam Mosseri as the head of the photo-sharing app following the high-profile exits of the photo-sharing app's co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. And when you take a step back, it highlights just how silly the whole social media craze is and the lengths that people will go to for attention.

The Photo-sharing app' more than 1 billion users will now be able to evaluate the authenticity of accounts, weeks after parent Facebook rolled out similar measures in a bid to weed out fake accounts on its social media platform. The Snapchat user decides who can add to the Story and who can see it.

Instagram Stories have, in the past, been an all-or-nothing affair. On the upside, though, you might be able to finally ditch that finsta account.

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