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Instagram launches feature for Stories in private groups

Best Friends: Instagram launches feature for Stories in private groups

On Friday (30), Instagram released the Ā«Best FriendsĀ» feature in Stories for iPhone (iOS) and Android. The tool allows you to create a list of closest users in order to share more personal stories with just that group. Thus, the person can have more privacy to send photos, videos and texts to anyone they want.

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The feature is similar to finstagrams (or Ā«Instagram dixĀ», as they are called by Brazilians), private accounts in which users post intimate or funny photos to a select group of followers. The function will be available starting today for all users of the latest version of the social network app for iPhone and Android phones.

1 of 3 Best friends list lets you share Stories with select users ā€“ Photo: Disclosure / Instagram

Best friends list allows you to share Stories with selected users ā€“ Photo: Disclosure / Instagram

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The Ā«Best FriendsĀ» function has been tested by Instagram since June last year, under the name Ā«FavoritesĀ». Initially, it also allowed to share posts in the feed that would be seen only by the chosen friends, and would be gathered in the Instagram profile in a tab indicated by the star icon.

The final edition included in the stable version of the app allows only Private Stories. The user is the only one with permission to access their own friends list, and members will be notified that they have been added to it. There is also no possibility of someone asking to join the group. A badge with a star icon will be shown when viewing exclusive stories for friends, in addition to a green ring appearing around the contactā€™s profile picture in Stories.

How to use Ā«Best FriendsĀ»

To add people to the exclusive list of people who watch your Stories, just go to your Instagram profile and access the right side menu. Then look for the ā€œBest Friends Listā€ option and search for peopleā€™s usernames to include your best friends in the group.

2 of 3 The list of Best Friends can be accessed from the profile menu ā€“ Photo: Disclosure / Instagram

The list of Best Friends can be accessed from the profile menu ā€“ Photo: Disclosure / Instagram

The user can share their Stories with the list in a simple and practical way. After making the text, photo or video, tap the green ā€œBest Friendsā€ icon in the bottom menu of the screen to share only with people on your private list.

3 of 3 Before posting to Stories, click on Ā«Best FriendsĀ»; the post will appear in the timeline with a tag ā€“ Photo: Reproduction / Isabela Giantomaso

Before posting to Stories, click on Ā«Best FriendsĀ»; the post will appear in the timeline with a tag ā€“ Photo: Reproduction / Isabela Giantomaso

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