Instagram ‘Favorites’ may be a new feature for private picture sharing
Though Instagram is a number-one destination for sharing your latest pictures with the world, there are times when you prefer to not give your latest pic to a massive audience of strangers.
To that end, Instagram is testing out a “Favorites” feature allowing users to share pictures that are only visible to a smaller, pre-selected group of followers, according to The Verge.
Previously, Instagram users would get around separating fully public posts from friends-only posts by simply operating two separate accounts — one of which could be seen only to approved followers. With this new feature, Instagram hopes to do away with the need for a second private account, giving users expanded options over who all can see their latest snap.