Instagram Working on a Feature to Allow Setting Privacy Differently On Each Story

Instagram and its parent company Facebook have been adding a lot of handy options in their respective apps to bring the user experience to a new level, and this time again news regarding the feature that will let users hide certain stories from certain people is making rounds.

Jane Manchun Wong, an app researcher, spotted the feature and shared the screenshots on her Twitter feed. She discovered the new feature on the backend of Instagram. The screenshot shared shows that under the Stories there is a search bar that will let users select the people from whom they want to hide the story.

Currently, Instagram allows users to block people from seeing stories but that applies to all stories and none of the stories will appear to people who are not permitted. However, the new feature will let users block specific stories from people you block but can show another story simultaneously.

It is not yet confirmed whether Instagram will roll out this feature later or not.

Instagram is also testing to allow blocking or restricting all the annoying accounts from the comment section directly at once. The purpose behind it is to help in battling against cyber-bullying on the comment section of the platform.

Also, last month Wong shared about feature allowing to remove followers directly from their profile. The feature was discovered at the backend of the Android app. The feature is right now available for iOS users but the company is planning to introduce it to Android users as well.

Another feature was recently spotted by Wong in February that will let users discover the posts that they might have missed while they were away from Instagram.



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