Instagram Close friends is a feature that enables you to create a subset of your followers to share stories privately with them.
When you select this feature while uploading your stories, only people inside your Close friends can view them.
In this article, we’ll talk about everything you need to know about Instagram Close friends.
Let’s dive in.
How To Know If Someone Removed You From Close Friends On Instagram?
Instagram doesn’t notify anyone when users removes someone from their Close friends’ list.
Since no notification is given, there is no way for you to know if someone removed you from close friends on Instagram. The only way would be observing their stories and find the green ring around them.
Usually, if you’re added to Close friends, you will be able to see a green ring appear on the Instagram stories that posted for Close friends only.
If the green ring is no longer visible to you, this might mean you have been removed from the Close friends’ list.
However, this checking method only works when you have seen the green ring around their stories before.
Close Friends On Instagram Common Questions
How Does Instagram Determine Close Friends?
Instagram doesn’t add or remove anyone from your Close friends’ list. The step of adding or removing close friends is completely up to the users.
Can You Remove Yourself From The Close Friends List Of Someone Else?
No, you can’t remove your Instagram profile from the someone else Close friends’ list. What you can do is either personally asking them to remove you, or go to their Instagram profile and mute their stories, or just block them.
How To See If Someone Has You On Close Friends List Instagram?
When someone adds you to their Close friends list, their stories will have a green ring around them. However, you will have to wait for them to share a story with Close friends to know whether you are part of the list.
Normally, any Story shared by people from whom you are not in their Close Friends list will appear in the normal “purple/orange color” circle, so it will be obvious when the green circle pops up.
This is how Stories look when you are in someones Close Friends List
As mentioned earlier, Instagram does not notify anyone when there is someone adds or removes you from their Close friends. Thus, there is no ways to know if you are part of the Close friends.
Of course, one possible way to know is to ask them directly, only if you are willing to go that route.
How To Create A Close Friends List On Instagram?
Let’s talk about how you can add your favorite people on Instagram to your Close friends’ list.
- Open Instagram app
- Go to your Instagram profile
- Tap on the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) at the top right
- Select Close friends
- Scroll through your followers’ list and tap on “Add” to add them to your Close friends
How To Remove Close Friends On Instagram?
Here is how you can remove people from your Instagram close friends’ list:
- Open the app
- Navigate to your Instagram profile
- Tap on the hamburger icon at the top-right corner
- Select Close friends
- Tap on the “Remove” button in front of the accounts you want to remove from the Close friends
Posting An Instagram Story For Close Friends
Instagram allows you to post stories exclusively to a range of selected profiles. Hence, if there are some private moment that you want to share only to families or a certain group of friends, you can add them to your Close friends.
To post an Instagram story only for Close friends:
- Open the Instagram app
- Tap on the story camera icon at the top-left
- Create your story
- Tap on the Close friends icon at the bottom
Whenever you share a story exclusively to your Close friends on Instagram, a green circle will surround your posted story. In this case, any profiles that are not part of your Close friends won’t be able to see the story.
For stories that you shared publicly, a red circle will surround the story and anyone can view it, regardless whether they’re in Close friends or not.
Removed From Close Friends Or Regular Friends On Instagram
How To Know If Someone Removed You From Friends On Instagram?
Since no notification or alert is given if someone removed you, you could only figure out the removal with some manual ways. There are two ways of finding out whether someone has unfollowed you or removed you from their friend list on Instagram.
The first way is to go to the that profile and look through the list of people they follow. It can take time, so you might don’t want to do this, especially if the person has hundreds of followers.
The second way to know that is by using an app. There are quite a few mobile apps that can provide that information to you.
How To Know Whether Someone Has Blocked You On Instagram Or Not?
Sometimes, people will go to the extent of blocking you. If you suspecting someone might have blocked you and want to confirm, there are few ways to clarify it.
Firstly, you can just type in their account name and do an Instagram search from your account.
Regardless whether the searched profile are private or public, chances that you might have been blocked is there if you can’t find anything upon searching.
To confirm if the speculation is correct and it is not that the user have deactivated their account, you can further check it through here: www.Instagram.com/@username.
Just type in the profile username in the URL. If the username appears wherein you find nothing through your own Instagram, it’s confirm that the user you’re searching for have blocked you, maybe they liked a post accidentally and decided to block you to avoid the embarrassment.
So, how to know if someone removed you from Close friends on Instagram?
Even though Instagram doesn’t notify or give any alert when someone removes you from the Close friends, that doesn’t mean you couldn’t find out about it.
Instagram will shows a green ring around the posted stories of a person that has added you as a close friend.
If you can no longer see the green ring around their story, this might means you have been removed from the Close friend.
However, there is also a possibility that they just haven’t shared anything with their Close friends, which may be the reason why you are not seeing the green circle.
In conclusion, you can’t always be sure but hopefully this article has helped you in guessing.