How to share posts and reels that only your Instagram friends list will see?

Share Instagram reels and posts

Instagram continues to add updates to its platform with the aim of providing privacy and security to all its users. One of the most recent updates allows Share posts and Reels only with a list of friends that you have previously chosen. In this post, we will see how you can do it and, in case you don't have a list of best friends on Instagram, we will teach you how to create one. Let's get started.

Until recently, the feature of sharing content only with a few friends on Instagram, It was only available for Stories and Notes. In fact, that's why every once in a while we see a story with a green circle around it. This color tells us that that person shared a Story only with their best friends list and that we are part of their list. However, now we can also do the same in the case of Reels and posts.

How to share posts and Reels that only your Instagram friends list will see?

Share reel only with friends

You can now share posts and Reels only with a selected group of your friends. Instagram. This group, better known as Best Friends, allows users to share more intimate and personal content. Something that they normally wouldn't share with all the followers they have on their account. Without a doubt, it is a excellent option to protect your privacy and share moments of your life only with the closest people.

How to share a post with best friends on Instagram

Share Instagram post

Let's start by seeing how share a post or a normal publication only with your best Instagram friends. To do this, do the following:

  1. Tap the + button.
  2. Choose Publication.
  3. Choose the video or photo you want to share with your Best Friends.
  4. Tap Next to edit the post to your liking, and tap Next again when it's ready.
  5. Now tap on the Public or Audience section (as it appears).
  6. Under the question Who do you want to share your post with?, choose Best Friends.
  7. Now tap on Done.
  8. Finally, tap on Share.

How to Share a Reel with Best Friends on Instagram

Share Instagram reels

Now if what you want is share a Reel with your selected group of friends on Instagram, Do the following:

  1. Tap the + button.
  2. Swipe until you find the Reel option.
  3. Press and hold the video icon to start recording or choose a video from the gallery by tapping the photo roll.
  4. Tap Next.
  5. In the Recipients section, select Best Friends.
  6. Tap Done at the bottom.
  7. Finally, select Share at the top right.

Doing this, only those who are part of your Instagram best friends list will be able to see your post, whether it is a post or a Reel. In your case, you will see a green star next to the post indicating that it has only been shared with a selected group of friends. However, keep in mind that it is possible to modify the list at any time you wish to do so. But what can you do if you haven't created your Best Friends list yet?

How to make a list of Instagram Best Friends?

For a few years we have had the Instagram Best Friends tool. This is a space where users share their experiences more freely. And not everyone wants to show their personal life to all the followers they have on social networks. If that's you, making a list of a few friends and family may be your best option. Now, how is it done?

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Follow these Steps to make an Instagram Best Friends list:

  1. Tap your profile picture.
  2. Click on the three top lines to open the menu.
  3. Now select Best Friends.
  4. Choose all the contacts you want to include in your best friends list.
  5. Tap Done to finish.

This way you will have a list of best friends with whom you can share exclusive content, whether in your Stories, Reels, Posts or Notes. Now, keep in mind that Instagram won't notify these contacts that you've added them to a best friends list.

They will only be able to know when you share some content and they see that it is accompanied by a green star or that your profile photo is surrounded by a green circle. Also, remember that neither you nor any other user can request to be added to a best friends list on Instagram.

Share posts and Reels only with your best friends: privacy and freedom

Instagram Reels

Instagram is aware of the needs of all users. And the initiative to create a space in which only the most intimate and closest people to our circle can access our content has made it quite clear. So, the fact that we can share Posts, Stories, Reels or Notes with a selected group allows us offers greater freedom of expression and a sense of privacy.

Likewise, if one of your Best Friends interacts with your post (Story, Reel, Post or Note), whether by liking, commenting or sharing it, the other members of the list will be able to see their username and the specific action they took. I've done. This means that interaction on the platform is also an aspect that stands out thanks to this new feature.

Who can already share posts and Reels with Best Friends on Instagram?

The new feature, which allows you to share exclusive content with a list of best friends on Instagram, is now available to everyone. Therefore, to enjoy it, all you have to do is follow the steps described above and thus show your photos or videos only with your closest friends. Now, what can you do if this function is not yet enabled on your device?

One recommendation is that you update the application to its most recent version, either from the App Store or the Play Store, depending on the operating system your mobile uses. And, in case this doesn't work, you just have to wait patiently for the feature to be added to your account. Surely sooner rather than later you will be able to start taking advantage of it.

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