[SMK] Social Media Knowledge


Target your Story Views to friends on Instagram

Instagram is beta testing a feature allowing users to publish stories that can only be seen by friends of their choosing.

VIP viewing

The new ability to make stories visible to specific groups of friends is being called “Friend List Stickers” and is touted as a potential game changer.

When posting a story, users will see a message reading “When you place one of these stickers on your story, only the people on that list can see it.”

It’s likely that multiple lists could be created, depending on the content being shared. 

Keeping it in the family

Users with public accounts will undoubtedly appreciate the extra privacy settings that can be adjusted for every post.

Though only in the testing phases, the addition mirrors similar privacy features implemented by Facebook over the past months.

Instagram has declined from an official announcement, but “Friend List Stickers” is likely to rollout since Facebook’s already done so. Soon, you too may be able to post with greater control.

Are you surprised at the possible feature of choosing who can see your stories? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


Learn with SMK through March

Start your SMK: Digital Excellence 30-day free trial today and unlock unlimited, on-demand access to hundreds of hours of digital masterclasses, training courses and hands-on tutorials.

Your risk-free trial offers the perfect opportunity to expand and upgrade your digital intellectual property.

Each month SMK releases 30 hours of new and updated social media and digital marketing educational course content, ensuring you never get left behind – be it on digital strategy, tactics or implementation.

Alongside this, SMK offers live help and support weekly within the SMK Working Group. It might be a quick fix or the root of a bigger problem; either way, a problem shared is a problem halved. On a day-to-day basis, SMK’s team gives you hands-on support and fresh ideas.

Not to mention a shoulder to cry on, occasionally.

March's Courses, Live Help & Support Options

Live Member Clinics every Monday & Tuesday from 1 pm – 2 pm AEST
  • Live help and support from SMK’s team of analysts.
  • Book in to request a personalised discussion for 15 or 30m via Zoom within the Facebook Working Group.
Weekly Technical Labs: Google Analytics 4 on Wednesdays from 1 pm – 2 pm AEST
  • Technical Labs explore the technological process and workflows related to key digital marketing activities.
SEO Made Easy Masterclass on Thursdays from 10 am – 12 pm AEST
  • Module One: 2024 Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
  • Module Two: Understanding Technical SEO, User Experience & Google Search Console
  • Module Three: On-Page SEO, Website Copywriting & Content Marketing
  • Module Four: Off-Page SEO, Local SEO & Google Business Profile Optimisation
Digital Marketing Evaluation Masterclass on Fridays from 11 am – 1 pm AEST
  • Module One: 2024 Ads Trends, Landscape and Opportunities
  • Module Two: Social Ad Reporting, Evaluation & Campaign Optimisation
  • Module Three: Advertising Strategy, Targeting & Campaign Planning
  • Module Four: Social Ad Creative, Copywriting & Campaign Testing

Leave a Comment