Instagram may soon let you hide specific stories from certain people
Jane also posted a screenshot on Twitter, spotted by MSPoweruser, showing a “Change who can see this” option under an Instagram story. “You can choose to hide this photo from specific people,” the description reads further. There’s also a search bar in which you can probably start typing the handles of your followers in order to add them to a list.
Instagram is testing the ability to hide specific Stories from specific people— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 17, 2020
good for one-off occasions pic.twitter.com/9tq2ZXGhWY
The feature can be useful in many scenarios - if you’re on a sick-leave but your boss follows you on Instagram, you can safely post your not-so-sick stories without jeopardizing your morals (or job, for that matter). Besides, hiding stories can prove useful in filtering content for sensitive demographics - children for example.