Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms of our time. However, with such widespread popularity comes the host of features that the app has added over time to maintain its user base.
Instagram takes user privacy seriously, and for those reasons, there are certain restrictions on how the app indicates a user’s active status or other things. This means that there are certain indicators in the app for certain situations. However, as simple as Instagram tries, it can sometimes be confusing.
In this article, we’re taking a look at what the green circle mean on Instagram in different places.
Green circles on Instagram stories
Instagram uses different coloured rings on people’s stories to represent different things. Often a particular timed sticker will change the colour of the story ring, signifying something like Pride month.
If you see green circles around someone’s Instagram stories, they’ve added you to their close friends list and the story is meant to be for close friends only. Anyone not included in the user’s close friend list will not be able to see the story.
Green dots in the DM list
You must’ve noticed that a lot of users seem to have a green dot in your DM list. This dot indicates their activity status or the fact that they’re currently online on the Instagram app in specific. Do keep in mind that users can hide their active status and that if you’ve hidden your active status, you won’t be able to see other people’s activity.
Also read: How to get Butterfly Lens on Snapchat?
Someone who writes/edits/shoots/hosts all things tech and when he’s not, streams himself racing virtual cars. You can reach out to Yadullah at [email protected], or follow him on Instagram or Twitter.