How to Edit Your Instagram Close Friends List

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If you more than just friends and family as Instagram followers and don't want to share personal photos with strangers on your Stories, setting up a Close Friends list is the way to go.

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A Close Friends lists allows you to choose who you want to share your Stories with, whether it's your immediate family, close friends, or any people you know in real life. You can even limit your list to just a handful of people if you're sharing something extra private.

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How to Create a Close Friends List

  1. Open Instagram and go to your profile by tapping the person icon in the bottom right corner.
  2. Tap the hamburger menu icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select Close Friends.
  4. If you haven't created a list before, you'll see a welcome screen to get started.
  5. A suggested list of people will appear along with a search box. Tap the blue circle next to the people you want to add. The circle will highlight with a check mark inside.
  6. Tap Done.

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How to Edit a Close Friends List

Once you have an established Close Friends list, you can edit it from the app (the edit feature isn't available on the web).

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  1. Open Instagram and go to your profile by tapping the person icon in the bottom right corner.
  2. Tap the hamburger menu icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select Close Friends.
  4. Tap the blue circle to uncheck anyone you want to remove from the list or scroll down to add new people.
  5. To remove everyone and start over or get rid of the list altogether, tap Clear All.
  6. Tap Done.

Now when you add to your Stories, you'll be given the option to share it with everyone or your Close Friends list.

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