Currently, Instagram favorites feature are in the testing stage. Soon this feature will be available for some users (small percentage). This can be available widely in the coming months.
Instagram is working on the new feature called favorites, which are in the testing stage. As per the official report from The Verge, This Instagram Favorites feature allows users to share posts with a limited number of friends. New Instagram app will get a favorites tab represented by a star, to perform this. This tab contains all posts that user has shared with his/her favorites group. The user can remove or add friends to their favorites list at any time. Whom a user removes from their favorites group will not be notified. The Facebook-owned company also rolled out location stories and hashtag stories for the Explore tab.
Instagram has not specified that how many people can be added to a single favorite list but we can expect between 10 – 30 people can be added to the friend list. And people on a friend’s favorites will see their posts with the green badge.
Robby Stein, product lead in Instagram said: “People are trying to hack Instagram to create smaller audiences, and we are trying to recognize that.”
Instagram has over 700 million monthly users, recently Instagram added new features. Now users can Archive their posts, and make archives public at desired time. All archived posts placed in private. Means these will not visible to followers.