The Instagram close friends list is a way to send content, specifically our Stories, to a specific group of people. Unfortunately, there is no specific option to know who is on another user’s list. Therefore, it is impossible to know if we are part of someone else’s VIP list or not.
However, there is an interesting detail that we must take into account. When someone shares a story with their best friends, the edge of the profile picture shows a greenish tint, which is different from the usual colors. You can see an example in the screenshot below.
story in green
This indicates that the user only shared the content with their best friends list. So if you see another user’s profile picture outlined in green, it means you’re part of their list.
You must note that instagram not sending notifications to users, that they are in the best friends list. It also doesn’t indicate that they were removed from it, or when they were added.
The Best Friends List, a feature launched in late 2018, is available to all users. It can serve different purposes and you can use it to share content with people close to you, create a select group of accounts or just group specific users.
This feature is just a small part of the many new features that Instagram has introduced in recent years. Thanks to it, users can carefully filter who they share their stories with, increasing their privacy.