Instagram: Here’s How to Add Users to Your Close Friends List

Share Stories with only these people

The new Close Friends feature for Instagram Stories Instagram

Instagram began rolling out a Close Friends feature last week, which allows users to share their Stories posts only with the users they’ve added to their Close Friends list. Our guide will show you how to populate that list.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap the profile icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Tap “Close Friends.”

Step 4: Scroll through the list of suggested users and tap “Add” next to any you’d like to add to your Close Friends list. You can also tap the search bar near the top of the screen to search for users manually.

Step 5: When you’re done adding users to your list, tap “Done.”

If you ever want to view your Close Friends list, or remove someone from it, repeat Steps 1-3. This will take you to your Close Friends list. Tap “Remove” next to anyone you want to remove from the list.