Instagram’s new close friends list: Let’s decide who should see our stories
Finally, sharing to social media, particular onInstagram (IG) storiesno longer means blasting our short videos and photos to every follower and random viewer.
IG stories are ‘snippets of moments,’a user posts online, but vanish after 24 hours have elapsed. Recently,the platform updatekicked off the option to create a ‘close friends list’ for those stories that we don’t want to be widely shared.
Surely, this new feature is designed to help us share stories that are more private with a smaller group of peopl e.
To create the list, we can just navigate to our social media profiles and access the new ‘close friends list’option from the menu. From there, we can see who to add and we can also remove anyone at any given time. Other people can’t request to be on that list, but the friends we include will be able to see that they are part of it.
Instagram’s story sharing options were previously limited in privacy settings, with the options largely limited to setting the entire account as public or private. This new feature, however, is such a big help to create a little corner of privacy for personal moments among just real life friends and not mere followers.
With such innovations, we have less and less reason not to be careful with what we share on social media because we never know when something could come back and affect our reputation— professionally and privately.
Always remember, even the most innocent and well-intentioned posts could be used against you in ways you’ve never thought possible.
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