Instagram's "Close Friends" feature lets you be the real you


Which means that if you don't see these indicators for a certain friend, that person has not deemed you worthy of Close Friendhood. To access the feature, go to your profile in the Instagram app and select "Close Friends List" in the side menu. In any case, it's a new way to identify your inner circle, while also seeing how close - or not - others feel to you. Can you even consider someone a real friend if they don't choose you as their "close friend" on Instagram?

Instagram first teased the feature, then called "favorites", past year in response to the growing popularity of "finstas", secondary, often secret, accounts that people use to share content within a smaller circle of friends. Your list of close friends can be viewed only by you, so others won't know that they're being kept out of the loop. It starts rolling out to users Friday. Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep.

The update is likely to further complicate the already high-stakes social dynamics of Instagram accounts, particularly for teens, which popularized the "finsta" phenomenon in the first place.

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Instagram added Stories to its platform in 2016 and usage has taken off tremendously with 400 million people now using the feature daily.