In­sta­gram’s new close friends list: Let’s de­cide who should see our stories

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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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