How to See Someone’s Close Friends on Instagram

Which was the first social media platform that you signed up on? We’re willing to bet it was MySpace, Facebook, or Instagram. These platforms are what make up the Holy Trinity of social media sites. Social media went from being something that only some people used as a way to pass their time to the source of livelihood for a large faction of people. What could’ve possibly changed for a paradigm shift on such a large scale? Let’s discuss that.

check someone's close friend list on instagram

It’s a well-known fact that people today are much busier than we used to be three decades ago. It’s ironic, considering all this technology and digitalization were actually supposed to make our work easier.

Anyhow, since people had more time back then, social media was seen as a leisure activity to connect with friends and family. However, one could also call social media back then a niched hobby because it wasn’t as integral to the everyday lives of people.

Although several factors are responsible for our current love-hate relationship with social media, the biggest was the Covid-19 pandemic. As money became the thin line between life and death for many people, there was rapid monetization of all resources available. And of course, what better way to reach out into the world and advertise that monetization than the internet?

This brings us back to Instagram. The platform has slipped up a couple of times in the past few months, and they were serious enough to bring down any other social media platform, but not Instagram. This is because this platform has established dependency, as hundreds of thousands of small business owners, brands, and celebrities earn a steady income.

In today’s blog, we’ll talk about the close friends feature on Instagram and how it works. We’ll also discuss if you can check someone else’s close friend list on Instagram. Read on until the end of this blog to learn all about it!

Can You See Someone’s Close Friends on Instagram?

If your best friend has moved to another city, we understand how that can be an upsetting phase. And as is natural with all people who move to new, bigger cities, it’s possible that they might’ve made newer friends who have something in common with them over there.

It does make sense that you might want to see who they have on their close friends list. However, the best and only way to do this is to ask them about it directly.

We’re sorry to say that there’s no feature on Instagram that can give you access to another user’s close friends list.

There’s also no other third-part tool or Chrome extension that can help you with this issue.

We understand that you might be disappointed, but think about it. Would you want someone else to be able to see the contents of your close friends list? We didn’t think so. Instagram is a large social media platform and doesn’t believe in discriminating among its users.

Moreover, employing a feature similar to the one you’re looking for isn’t only ridiculous but also a massive invasion of privacy.

Have you tried asking them directly?

Although this is not a guaranteed method, it cannot hurt, can it?

The best solution for your situation is to hit them up and just ask them about how it’s going. After a few minutes, tell them about the thoughts you’re having. However, remember not to lay it on too heavily, or it’ll just come across as creepy and clingy.

We’re sure that they’ll understand where you’re coming from.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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