Instagram to allow making Friends lists for sharing Stories

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Starting today, you can make a close friends list on Instagram Stories and share with just the people you’ve added.

"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," the blog read.

With Close Friends, you have the flexibility to share more personal moments with a smaller group that you choose.

To add people to your list, go to your profile and tap on “Close Friends” in the side menu. Only you can see your close friends list and no one can request to be added, so you can feel comfortable adjusting it at any time. When you share to Stories, you’ll see the option to share with just the people on your close friends list. If someone has added you to their list, you will see a green badge when you’re viewing their stories. You’ll also see a green ring around their profile photo in the Stories tray.

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Close Friends will be rolling out globally today on the latest version of Instagram for iOS and Android. To learn more, check out the Instagram Help Center.

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