If I Added Only One Person to My Close Friends on Instagram, Would They Know?

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If I Added Only One Person to My Close Friends on Instagram, Would They Know?

If I Added Only One Person to My Close Friends on Instagram, Would They Know?

Fortunately, no, which is because they will assume that there are others on your Close Friends list too and they will not be notified that they are even on your Close Friends list.

They will only know that they are if you post a Story and there is a green ring around your profile picture rather than a red-ish pink-ish color.

The only person that can view your Close Friends list entirely is you, as Instagram understands that not everything should be for public viewing. You can, of course, make your Instagram account even more private by simply adjusting your account settings to Private.

Though, if you are worried about all of your followers seeing that you only have one person on your Close Friends list, take heart, because only you can see your Close Friends list.

Does Instagram’s Close Friends Notify The Person?

Fortunately, no, no one that you follow or that follows you will be notified that they are or are not on your Close Friends list. Instagram is a popular photo and video-sharing social media platform with millions of users.

One of its features is the Close Friends list, which allows users to share their posts with a select group of people. Not only does the Close Friends list feature offer exclusivity but it will also not notify anyone that they are on your Close Friends list.

The same can be said for if they are not on your Close Friends list, even when you post a new Story and share it with only your Close Friends, anyone who is not on your Close Friends list will have no idea that you posted a new Story; therefore, they will not be notified that they are not on your Close Friends list.

When You Make a Close Friends Story on Instagram Do They Know?

As previously mentioned, no, the only people that will be aware that you have made a Close Friends exclusive Instagram Story post, are those who are on your Close Friends list.

Even so, anyone on your Close Friends list will not know who else is on your Close Friends list, they will only know that you have posted an Instagram Story only for your Close Friends list since they will see a green ring around your profile picture rather than the typical red-ish pink-ish colored ring.

This is the only “notification” attached to your Close Friends list, but it only serves to show to your Close Friends that you have posted a new Instagram Story. 

Instagram’s Close Friends Story post is a feature that allows users to share their Instagram Stories only with a select group of friends rather than with all of their followers. To use this feature, a user needs to create a list of close friends and then they can share their story only with those people.

The friends in the list will receive a notification (the green ring) indicating that the user has shared a close friends story with them. They can view the story by swiping up on the story in their story feed.

How to See Who Else Is in Someone’s Close Friends Story on Instagram?

Fortunately or unfortunately, there currently is no way to see who else is in someone else’s Close Friends list and who can see their Close Friends exclusive Instagram Story. Since you cannot view who else is in their Close Friends list and cannot see who else can view their Close Friends exclusive Instagram Story, the only way you can find out is to ask them.

It may be an awkward question to ask your friend or someone else but sometimes you should simply be straight up with them and ask them who is in their Close Friends list and then you can figure out who can see their Close Friends exclusive Instagram Story. 

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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