- Twitch streamer inadvertently documents all the times she was sexually, verbally harassed on vacation 5 Months Ago
- Raptors coach Nick Nurse becomes a relatable meme 5 Months Ago
- Man wears bandage that blends in with his skin tone, and Twitter has all the feelings 5 Months Ago
- New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ commercials drop a few big spoilers Today 11:58 AM
- 11 party games for people sick of playing Cards Against Humanity Today 11:45 AM
- Curvy Wife Guy makes the most Curvy Wife Guy pregnancy announcement Today 11:31 AM
- ‘A Fortunate Man’ is a gorgeous, shallow adaptation of a classic novel Today 11:30 AM
- Obama’s ‘Easter worshippers’ tweet upsets conservatives Today 11:04 AM
- Trump responds to impeachment calls: ‘You can’t’ Today 10:43 AM
- Desperate YouTuber goes on ‘holy pilgrimage’ to meet PewDiePie Today 10:33 AM
- Influencer faces 20 years for hiring cousin to threaten man into giving up domain name Today 10:17 AM
- ‘Avengers: Endgame’ isn’t actually the end of Marvel’s Phase 3 Today 10:12 AM
- ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ just obliterated every stupid argument about its place in canon Today 9:24 AM
- ‘Game of Thrones’ brings us lots of horny Tormund memes Today 8:46 AM
- 12 adult toys sex bloggers swear by Today 8:45 AM
Instagram introduces ‘Close Friends’ list for sharing personal Stories
Instagram is rolling out a new feature that gives users more control over who sees their Instagram Stories.
Starting today, Instagram users can create a “Close Friends” list for their Stories. It’s built specifically for “when you have something to share but it’s not for everyone.” To use the feature, simply take a photo or video in the Instagram Story camera and press the green badge that reads “Close Friends” underneath. Your Story will instantly be shared with users on your Close Friends list.
The list itself is totally private, so no one else will know who sees your more personal Instagram Stories. To add followers to your Close Friends list, simply visit the main menu at your profile and enter the “Close Friends” tab.
Instagram will also let you know if someone adds you to their Close Friends list. If you’re viewing a Close Friends Story, a little green badge will appear on their Stories along with a green ring around their profile photo.
Starting today, you can make a close friends list and share stories with just the people you've added. Learn more about this update here: https://instagram-press.com/blog/2018/11/30/share-with-your-close-friends-on-instagram-stories/
Posted by Instagram on Thursday, November 29, 2018
- Who has the most followers on Instagram?
- How to repost on Instagram
- The secret trick to downloading full-resolution Instagram photos
While the Close Friends list was built for personal Stories in mind, the new feature has myriad potential beyond just sharing photos with friends. The service lets users pick and choose who sees their Stories, which means it’s a great way to keep creepers and strangers from looking at your more intimate photos.
Models, online personalities, and cam workers can theoretically monetize the new feature too by asking users to pay for access to their Close Friends Stories. Likewise, Close Friends lets users merge their main Instagram accounts with their “finsta,” or fake Instagram, a private account shared with personal friends.
“In response to the rise of ‘Finstagrams’—private accounts followed only by a person’s closest friends—the company sought to give users more tools for private sharing, with a suite of features that touched nearly every part of the app,” The Verge reports.
Expect Close Friends to roll out “globally” later today on both iOS and Android.
H/T The Verge
Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation. She is Daily Dot's Trans/Sex columnist. Her work has appeared at Waypoint, Truthout, Bitch Media, Kill Screen, Rolling Stone's Glixel, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.