Alessandro Paluzzi, a reverse engineer and mobile developer who is blue-check verified on Twitter, said in a tweet that Instagram wants to post messages that will only be seen by your close friends. The new “Audience” option lets Instagram users post on the platform by choosing whether or not their messages are visible to everyone or only Close Friends, according to the screenshot Paluzzi posted in the tweet.
Users could decide to only show Close Friends unique content on their Instagram Stories and feeds. It is anticipated that Instagram will have a section where each user can make a list of Close Friends who can view postings that are hidden from everyone else. But it is not precisely known when the Close Friends feature will be accessible.
Instagram is owned by Meta, which recently added a number of new features to the social networking site after acquiring it in the best tech deal ever in 2012 for $1 billion. The feature of adding multiple links to a user’s Instagram profile was recently introduced, as it has been requested by many users for a while now. The CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, said this was one of the most often requested features for the website. Also, Instagram now enables users to add a soundtrack to a photo shared on the feed.
Since its inception as a photo-sharing software with filters that could be applied to photographs before they were shared with others, Instagram has come a long way. Later, Instagram released its Stories feature, which displays images and videos for 24 hours in the posted sequence. As of this past March, Instagram had 2.35 billion monthly active users, and its estimated net worth is above $100 billion.
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