Instagram now allows you to share reels and posts only with close friends – LSB

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Instagram users can now share reels and posts exclusively with their close friends.

On Tuesday, the Meta-owned social media platform announced a new tool that can make your feed look significantly different: certain posts will only appear to those on your close friends list, indicated by the green star icon. which is already associated with the existing function.

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Close Friends is favored by many Instagram users who use the feature as a safe space away from the inherent pressures of social media. The feature allows users to share Stories and Notes with a select group of people from a larger group of followers. Note that close friends can see each other’s usernames if they like, comment or share your post.

Instagram screenshots showing posts for close friends only.


Credit: Instagram

With the new update, users will be able to share even more content with this list. It has the potential to resemble or even replicate what finstas once offered: a place to post things you don’t want everyone to see on your main feed.

Here’s how to do it.

How to share drums and posts with close friends only

Step 1: Upload a post or thread.

Press the + button in the middle of the menu at the bottom of the app. Select ‘Post’ or ‘Reel’, edit what you want to share to your liking, then hit ‘Next’.

Step 2: Tap “Audience”.

Before sharing, click Audience (under Tag People), then select Close Friends.

A screenshot of the Instagram screen just before you hit publish, showing the close friends setting.


Credit: Mashable / Instagram

Step 3: Share!

Your post will then be visible only to those in your close friends list marked with a small green star icon in the top right.

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