How to Join Close Friends On Instagram 2022

Instagram has an interesting feature known as Close Friends.

Here, in this article, we’ll be understanding what a close friends list is and all the related questions around it.

What Is A Close Friends List On Instagram?

Close Friends List is a feature introduced on Instagram in the year 2018 which allows you to add specific people to the list from your followers.

While sharing a story you can choose to share it with your close friends list instead of sharing it with everyone in the usual way.

Instagram doesn’t create close friends automatically. You need to manually add people to your list which is discussed below.

Can You Join Someone’s Close Friend List On Instagram?

No, you can’t join someone else’s close friends list. They only have the power to add or remove people.

If you want to be on someone’s close friends’ list, you need to ask them to add you.

How to Make A Close Friends List On Instagram and Add Friends

Step 1: Launch the Instagram app and head into your profile by tapping your profile icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Select the Close Friends option.

Step 4) Instagram will show you all the people you’re following. Now, you can add friends by tapping the Add button next to their profile.

Instagram won’t notify them when you add them to the list.

You will see a green following button on their profile when you add them to the close friends list.

While posting a story, you can also share it with your close friends only. To do so, you need to select Close Friends at the bottom of the screen.

How to Remove People From Close Friends List

Step 1: Go to your close friends list (Step 3 above).

Step 2: Uncheck the people you want to remove. Then tap Done.

Note: They won’t be notified that you removed them.


How many close friends can you have on Instagram?

There is no limit set by Instagram to how many close friends you can have. You can add as many people as you want.

However, you must understand that you can only add the people you follow to your close friend list. Users who you don’t follow can’t be added to the list. And, the maximum number of people you can follow on Instagram is 7500.

How to know if you are on someone’s close friends list?

If someone posts a story for close friends, a green circle will appear around their profile instead of the normal red ring.

So, if you see a green ring around someone’s profile, you can be assured you’re on their close friends list.

Can you have multiple close friends lists on Instagram?

No, you can’t create a multiple close friends list. As of now, you can have only a single list.

Can you see someone’s close friends on Instagram?

It’s not possible to see someone’s close friends on Instagram until and unless you peek into their phone and see it.

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