Close friends feed posts? Insta says yes!

Close friends feed posts? Insta says yes!
Kerem Gülen

Kerem Gülen

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Ready for a little digital powwow with your inner circle? Instagram is tuning into how we socialize online and introducing a feature that lets you share feed posts with just your Close Friends. Yep, you read that right—this is all about giving your posts an exclusive VIP pass, allowing for more intimate group interactions.

In the wild world of social media, we’ve seen this feature pop up, thanks to influencers like Lia Haberman and content creators like Jordan Shalhoub. They’ve been spotting a new ‘Audience’ selector as they prepare their next Insta-masterpiece. With this new tool, you can ditch the “post for everyone” mindset and opt for a more snug, Close Friends-only vibe instead.

So, the next time you’ve got something to share but don’t want it to be billboard material, you know what to do. Instagram’s making it easier to keep your inner circle in the loop without broadcasting to the whole wide Insta-world.

Eager for a more intimate Instagram experience? This latest feature is your jam. It builds upon the Close Friends option that Instagram first served up for Stories in 2018. Over time, they’ve seasoned the Close Friends mix with additions like Notes and Reels. Yet, until now, your feed posts couldn’t join this exclusive party.

Instagram has been toying with various methods to keep your content on the down-low, like offering private profiles and options to share posts with select users. But this fresh feature gives you a straightforward prompt during the posting process, letting you limit your audience on a case-by-case basis. Take note, though: your choices on Instagram won’t meddle with your audience settings if you decide to cross-post to Facebook.

Why all this fuss about private sharing, you ask? Instagram’s head honcho, Adam Mosseri, has been keen to note that Insta-folk are now sharing more via Direct Messages than through public posts or Stories. The platform is adapting with features that feed this trend, like collaborative posts, post collections in chats, and the like.

Sharing posts with just your Close Friends isn’t a seismic shift, but it’s a snug fit with current user behavior. It adds another layer to your private sharing cake, encouraging you to post more frequently when you know only your chosen few will be in the know.

So, while it might not be a groundbreaking change, it’s another step in making Instagram adapt to how we, the users, prefer to communicate. And isn’t that the kind of user-centric thinking we all appreciate?

How to share feed posts with close friends only on Instagram?

While you can already create a Close Friends list to share exclusive notes, reels, or stories, as of now, feed posts are still waiting for their VIP pass to this more private sharing space.

Setting up a Close Friends list is as easy as pie. Just tap on your profile picture in the bottom right corner to head over to your profile. Once there, tap on the menu in the top right, and voila, you’ll see the ‘Close Friends’ option. A few taps and you’ve curated a list that makes even exclusive clubs jealous.

So, what about those feed posts? Well, the velvet rope hasn’t been lifted just yet. We’re all ears for details on how this feature will work once Instagram decides to roll it out. Until then, your feed posts will have to mingle with the general public.

Kerem Gülen

Kerem Gülen

Kerem from Turkey has an insatiable curiosity for the latest advancements in tech gadgets and a knack for innovative thinking. With 3 years of experience in editorship and a childhood dream of becoming a journalist, Kerem has always been curious about the latest tech gadgets and is constantly seeking new ways to create. As a Master's student in Strategic Communications, Kerem is eager to learn more about the ever-evolving world of technology. His primary focuses are artificial intelligence and digital inclusion, and he delves into the most current and accurate information on these topics. You can always reach Kerem from LinkedIn.

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