If an Instagram user has a public account, their stories are visible to everyone by default. However, there are ways to allow only certain people to watch Instagram stories. The Close Friends feature is one of them. In this article, we’ll show you how you can download your friends’ Instagram stories with 4K Stogram, including those that are marked as Close Friends.
What Is a Close Friend on Instagram?
Close Friends is a feature introduced by Instagram in 2018 and designed to help users exchange private content with a limited number of friends.
To create a Close Friends list, start making a story from scratch and find a small star icon at the bottom of the screen. Tap on it and then click on Add To List. Then just choose users whom you want to add to the Close Friends list and share private stories only with them.
People you've added to the list will see your new story in a green circle, not in violet gradient colours like they used to.
If you delete someone from the list, they will not know about it or get any notifications.
How to Save Stories of Accounts You're Following, Including Close Friends' Stories Without Them Knowing
You can do it with 4K Stogram, of course! This Instagram downloader and viewer quickly saves Instagram stories to your computer and allows you to view stories without notifying their creators.
Note that you can only save Close Friends stories if you’re logged in to your Instagram account within 4K Stogram, and these stories are visible to you on Instagram.
1. Launch 4K Stogram.
2. Log in to your Instagram account in-app.
3. Find the Edit button and then click Download.
4. Choose the Stories of Accounts I’m Following option.
5. Hit Download.
That’s it! Wait a few moments until the download is complete. Now you can enjoy the everlasting Instagram Stories on your computer any time!