How to Share Posts and Reels With Close Friends on Instagram

Do you want to share your posts and reels on Instagram but only with your close friends? We've got you covered! Instagram has recently rolled out a new feature that allows you to share your content exclusively with your close friends. In this article, we will show you how to do it.

Close Friends on Instagram

In 2018, Instagram introduced the Close Friends feature, which allowed users to share their Instagram stories only with a select group of close friends. This was a great privacy feature, but many users also wanted the ability to share their posts and reels with their close friends only. Finally, the Instagram developers have listened to our requests, and this feature is now available to all Instagram users worldwide.

Before we get started, make sure you have the latest version of the Instagram app installed on your iPhone or Android device. Also, add your friends to the close friends list so you can create your own exclusive circle.

Sharing Posts and Reels With Close Friends on Instagram

The process of sharing posts and reels with close friends on Instagram is similar on both iPhone and Android devices. Follow the guide below, regardless of your device:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android device and tap on the Plus icon at the bottom center of the screen.

  2. Choose whether you want to share a Post or a Reel, and select the media you want to share. For example, if you choose Post, tap Next on the top right corner of the screen.

  3. Adjust the filters and their intensity according to your preference, and tap Next.

  4. Look for the Audience option and tap on it. Then select Close Friends from the pop-up menu. This ensures that you are sharing your post or reel only with your close friends and no one else.

    Note: All your close friends will be able to see each other's usernames when they like, comment, or share your post or reel.

  5. Write a caption for your post, add a location if desired, and include some music or tag other people. Finally, tap on Share on the top right corner once you have completed your post or reel.

    Tip: You cannot share a close friend's post or reel to your Facebook or any other linked account.

  6. When you tap on Share, your post will be shared with all your close friends on Instagram. The green star (close friends label) next to your posts and reels confirms that they are shared only with your close friends.

    Pro Tip: You can tap on the green star icon next to your posts and reels to quickly see your close friends list and make changes if needed.

Share Content With Close Friends on Instagram

Sharing your posts, stories, and reels with your close friends on Instagram is a personal decision. However, if you have been wanting to share your content exclusively with a specific group of people, this guide will help you do it. Say yes to privacy because Instagram has just given you more control, and it's a good thing.

On a related note, here are some additional features you get by adding close friends on Instagram.