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Instagram's new Close Friends option lets you limit the audience for Stories

18 days ago   |   By Beta News

Instagram has announced the rollout of Close Friends, a feature that makes it possible to create a list of people with whom you'd like to share Stories. This is very different to the current approach which sees Stories shared with everyone. The feature has been beta tested for nearly a year and a half and is now ready for primetime. Rolling out to iOS and Androind in the coming days, the new feature will be welcomed by those who had concerns about privacy on Instagram. See also: Your Time On Facebook rolls out, revealing how much time you waste in...
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Instagram's latest feature lets you share your stories with a select few

Instagram's latest feature lets you share your stories with a select few

18 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Users on Instagram often strive to have as many followers as they can, but gaining a large audience of strangers inevitably makes them adjust what they're allowing the world to see, keeping more private shares on Facebook or other social networks.
But Instagram wants people to have their cake and eat it too and is now adding a new feature that will let them do that. Called Closed Friends, the new utility lets you make a list of followers to exclusively share Instagram stories with. As the name suggests, the idea is to have your real-life friends in a separate inner-circle type group that ...
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Instagram Close Friends feature provides official alternative to ‘Finstagrams'

Instagram Close Friends feature provides official alternative to ‘Finstagrams'

18 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Instagram Close Friends is a new feature that allows users to share their more personal Stories with just a select few friends. The feature has been in testing for almost 18 months, and is rolling out to everyone worldwide today on iOS and Android.
The company appears to be responding to the ‘Finstagram' trend among teenage users...
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Instagram Launches 'Close Friends' List for Sharing Stories

Instagram Launches 'Close Friends' List for Sharing Stories

18 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Instagram today announced the launch of a new Stories feature called "Close Friends" that allows you to share stories with a select group of people rather than all your followers.
Starting today, you can make a close friends list on 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. With Close Friends, you have the flexibility to share more personal moments with a smaller group that you choose. The feature works...
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Instagram now lets you send Stories only to ‘close friends'

Instagram now lets you send Stories only to ‘close friends'

18 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

Instagram users now have more control over who sees thier Stories - all of their followers, or a list of "close friends."
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