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Instagram Rolls Out 'Close Friends' Stories

Instagram Rolls Out 'Close Friends' Stories”

Facebook has been focusing on Instagram, as the social networking website's core platform has come under fire from regulators pushing to improve information safeguards for individual privacy, to combat addiction to social media, and to stop misinformation or fake news.

Instagram shared of video of the new feature on Friday so users could see what they should expect in the app.

You can now make a list with all of your closest friends who have an Instagram account, and easily share Stories only with them by just a tap. They previously had the ability to control its own Stories.

After selecting the "Close Friends List", you can now add as many friends as you like to the list.

YouTube is expanding its Instagram-like feature, Stories, to more creators.

YouTube rolls out YouTube Stories for creators with 10,000 or more subscribers.

To use it, first create a list of close friends by going to your profile and tapping the icon with three horizontal lines. People on Reddit have discovered the upcoming change and have expressed mixed reactions about Stories on the platform. "With Close Friends, you have the flexibility to share more personal moments with a smaller group that you choose".

In October, Instagram appointed long-term insider Adam Mosseri as the head of the photo-sharing app following the high-profile exits of the photo-sharing app's co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Additionally, they'll see a green "Close Friend" badge on the story when they actually view it.

Green color will appear around the photo of the author of the story.

Brand managers can use the feature to create targeted lists of passionate brand ambassadors, sending them sneak peeks to upcoming product launches and campaigns or additional exclusive content to keep brand buzz rolling. It helps to recognize which objects are depicted in the photos. And users who have screen readers will be able to hear that description.



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