More often than not, we always find ourselves checking and scrolling through the people’s list on our Instagram stories to check whether the person we have put up the story for has viewed it or not.
This task can be pretty draining, and it is not always convenient to keep a tab on who gets to view our personal Instagram stories. To provide a solution to this problem, Instagram has introduced the Close Friends feature for its stories so that you can personalise a list of people that can view your Instagram stories.
How to create your Close Friends list on Instagram?
The Close Friends feature allows you to create a custom list of people with whom you can share your personal Instagram stories.
You can check whether a story uploaded by an individual is through their Close Friends list by checking the colour of the ring around their profile picture. The Instagram stories uploaded on this list appear with a green coloured ring around the profile picture.
Follow the steps mentioned below to add people to the Close Friends list for your Instagram stories:
- Tap the add button on your profile picture in the top left.
- Tap the settings gear icon in the top left.
- Tap Story.
- Under Close Friends,tap the number of people already there (should be zero in case you’re doing this for the first time.
- Select everyone you want to show your stories. Tap Create List when you’re done.
Once you’re done, make sure to post your stories using the Close Friends button at the bottom left. Now your stories will only be visible to the people you’ve selected in the Close Friends list.
Also read: Why are my Instagram Stories blurry?
“Life’s too short to not express how you feel” — I have always lived by this quote and at times of anxiety or restlessness I always resort to expressing how I feel through art and scribbling my thoughts. I believe in spontaneity and sometimes that’s what leads to some of the best content I create.