What Does CFS Mean On Instagram?

ICYMI, IDK & IDC! TL; DR. If you’re wondering what all that means, here’s the translation: in case you missed it, I don’t know, and I don’t care! Too long; didn’t read! Yes, social media has its own language, consisting of slang and strange acronyms, which some folk may not understand. Here’s another one for you: CFS. What does CFS mean on Instagram?

On Instagram, CFS is the abbreviation for Close Friends Story. A Close Friends Story is only visible to those followers you have chosen to be CFs. This allows your inner circle to view your more personal content without you selecting them manually. The Instagram Threads app supports this feature.

Instagram began as a simple photo-sharing app in 2010 and has grown into a must-have social media platform used by more than 1.4 billion people. 

With so many users, a new “international language” has been born, so best we start learning it to share stories with our CFs and other followers.

person on smartphone looking at Instagrams Instagram profile

The Meaning Of CFS On Instagram

Almost everything is abbreviated or “acronymed” on social media. If you’re upwards of your mid-thirties, you may need to make your own list of relevant terminology to keep up with the trends. 

As mentioned above, a CF is a close friend on Instagram, making a CFS a Close Friends Story.

If you have tons of followers on your Instagram account, you probably don’t want to share all your personal information and stories with them.

After all, there are levels of how much you share with different people. Now there’s a way to pick and choose who gets to read your stories.

In real-time, most of us share our ups and downs with our nearest and dearest. But in moments of utter madness, have you ever taken to social media and broadcasted things into cyberspace that you now deeply regret?

Or mistakenly included someone in a message they should never have been privy to? If any of this rings true, you will understand the benefits of CFS. 

What’s So Great About A CFS?

There are a few benefits of a Close Friends Story on Insta.

  • It’s super easy to set up and use.
  • It allows you to share some stories with people you know well and trust.
  • A CFS is a soft place to land when you’ve shared too many details or needed to vent because only your trusted CFs would have been privy to it. No regrets. Or at least fewer than before.
  • You can share your story without being challenged by some followers who might disagree with you. And there’s no need to remove them.
  • You don’t bombard your many other followers with irrelevant details.
  • It can also assist with safety regarding your location, who you’re with, and what you’re doing. Followers are one thing; stalkers are another.

How To Create A CFS On Instagram

Creating a CFS on Insta will give you more satisfaction than before because you will be putting out appropriate information to your different followers.

Here’s how to go about it.

Step 1: Open Instagram on your smartphone.

Step 2: Go to your profile in the bottom right-hand corner.

Select your instagram profile

Step 3: Tap the menu at the top right corner.

Step 4: Click on the Close Friends option.

Select close friends from the main menu

Step 5: Select “Get Started” and choose your close friends from your list of followers.

select people to add to your close friends list on Instagram

Step 6: When that’s done, tap “Create List.” All done!

Final Thoughts On The Meaning Of CFS

So, CFS stands for Close Friends Story on Instagram, and it’s a great option to tell your personal stories to a select few trusted friends and followers.

It’s always more satisfying to speak to a specific audience in a relevant way, and it’s so simple to pull it all together on this fun platform.

So, choose your friends wisely and HFTYS. Have Fun Telling Your Story.

David Woutersen

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David Woutersen

David is the founder of Outofthe925.com and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online, while for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.