Instagram is getting another new feature. The platform is testing a feature for Stories that are vertical, full-screen photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. With this new feature, users will be able to share posts with customizable small audience lists outside of close friends. This new feature is currently in testing mode, meaning it hasn’t been rolled out anywhere, but the announcement means deployment shouldn’t take too long.
The announcement was made by Instagram head Adam Mosseri, who said in his Instagram broadcast, “Today, we started testing the ability to share your Stories to multiple audience lists. It allows you to share stories in smaller groups and gives you more control over who can see your stories. As someone who uses Close Friends frequently, I’m very excited to be able to create additional lists for the people in my life.
For a long time, Instagram users have been requesting a feature to be able to share stories with smaller friend circles and interest groups. While Instagram has added options for users to block a particular post from certain friends or share it within a circle of close friends, until now there was no way for users to set up separate lists for different posts. .
This can often be frustrating if you have multiple friend circles on Instagram from different parts of your life and you don’t want to share posts meant for one group with another. For example, if you have a group of friends with whom you share your cooking hobby and want to share posts to them, there’s no way to do so unless you add them to Close Friends. And don’t eliminate everyone else.
However, with this feature, this will no longer be a problem as Instagram will soon allow users to add as many lists as they want and they can quickly choose one while sharing stories. At present, there is no fixed date as to when this feature will be launched, but it is expected to arrive by next month.