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Instagram testing private sharing feature
Photo-sharing service Instagram on Friday kicked off a small test for a new private-sharing feature. Called Favorites, it should roll out to all users over the next few months.
Instagram's product lead Robby Stein told The Verge that they've been working on the new private-sharing feature for more than a year.
Privately shared content is denoted by a green Favorites badge on the post.
By hand-picking followers for the new Favorites section, users can easily create a more limited group of the closest friends with whom they can privately share posts and Story updates.
Anyone not in the Favorites list won't be able to see your privately shared posts.
You'll be able to browse all the non-ephemeral posts you've shared to your Favorites over time by tapping a new Favorites tab on your Instagram profile.
According to The Verge: