If you’re posting an Instagram story that could be controversial, personal, or NSFW, sharing it with a close friends list can save you some stress. Here’s how to add close friends to Instagram. For the first few years of Instagram’s existence, it was a pain to hide Stories from people. You had to dig into an individual Story’s settings and select followers to hide it from. Then, if you wanted to let those followers see the next Story,
But in 2018, Instagram launched the close friends feature, which makes it much easier to share content with a limited group. Once you’ve created a close friends list, you’ll have the option to share a Story with just that list. If you’re posting content that could be controversial, personal, or NSFW, the option can save you some stress.
In case you don’t know how to add folks to your close friends list, we’ll show you how to get started.
Update June 22nd, 2022, 5:03PM ET: This article was originally published on February 5th, 2020, and has been updated to account for changes in the app and to remove mention of the Threads app, which is no longer available.How to add Instagram close friends View Story