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Instagram Unveils 'Close Friends' Feature: How to Use It

Called Closed Friends, the new utility lets you make a list of followers to exclusively share Instagram stories with.

'If you're on someone's close friends list, you'll see a green ring around their photo in the Stories tray and a green badge when you're viewing their stories, ' Instagram said in a statement. Instagram's blog post states, "With Close Friends, you have the flexibility to share more personal moments with a smaller group that you choose".

On Friday, the photo-sharing network announced the ability to share Stories with a smaller group of friends.

Earlier this year, Instagram hit 1 billion monthly users.

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Clarke said responsibility for the scandal ultimately rest at the feet of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Smith and no one else.

The new feature is rolling out worldwide today in a new version of Instagram for iOS and Android. And when you take a step back, it highlights just how silly the whole social media craze is and the lengths that people will go to for attention.

Unlike Snapchat's ill-fated "best friends" though, your "close friends" on Instagram are not viewable by anyone else, though you can tell when someone else has made you their best friend.

Regular posts would still appear to everyone, though users have the option of pre-approving followers. As the platform becomes bigger, users may not feel comfortable sharing certain content with a wider audience.

Instagram also said it will allow the use of third-party apps such as DUO Mobile and Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication to help users securely log in to their accounts. On the upside, though, you might be able to finally ditch that finsta account.

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