Instagram testing friend-only sharing lists

|By:, SA News Editor

Instagram (NASDAQ:FB) is testing a new feature allowing users to only share a post with a select group of people called favorites, according to The Verge.

Users testing the feature see the favorites option when ready to post, and the published post shows a green badge designating its limited audience. Friends on the list can see the post in a favorites tab. 

Unlike other social networking sites, the favorites list is private and visible only to the poster. Friends only know they made a list when the post start popping up in that tab. 

The feature allows users to create better micro-communities within a larger social networking site, a tactic parent company Facebook is also trying by turning its focus to improving Groups.   

Previously: Facebook unveils new mission statement, tools focused on Groups (June 22)

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