Ig stories from close friends to public

 _.serafina_ -
Hello, I have in my archive an old story that was originally setted on "close friends".
Now I'd like to put this story in my story highlights, but in a public way, for everyone, without the restriction of "close friends"....
Is this possible?

System Configuration: Android / Chrome 87.0.4280.101

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Monday November 25, 2019
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July 23, 2021
Hello, from the Instagram Help Centre.
  • Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  • Tap (three lines)
  • Tap Archive.
  • Tap the story you want to share.
  • Tap Share at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap Your Story or choose the people you want to share it with, then follow the on-screen instructions to finish sharing your story.

As indicated in the last step, you should be able to choose who you want to share with. Even if it was previously just a post for close friends.

Thank you
David Webb

Content Editor and Community Manager - CCM.net

Thanks David! You have been very clear, and This could help in several cases :))

But I need to avoid to share the story in a new story...instead I need to share it directly from archive to highlights, and I need that the "mentions" with "@" could be still clickable....
In this way I was thinking about a function that, from the archive, could simply "unable" the green "close friends" label.... Or any other tip, if exists, is really welcome!
Thanks again David!
> Darren
Hey! Did you find out the way to do it? Actually I’m facing the same problem!
> Arman
please @ me when you find the solution
Lol I’m trying to do the same thing.
It’s not letting me share
Here is what you can do, if you want to make a highlight without people seeing it in your story, for example post events from 1 year ago into your highlight. At least thats where I was trying to go with this.
Go to Settings/Privacy/Story/“Hide Story from” and select all your followers. Then post the things into your story, add the to highlights, remove them from the story and undo the “Hide Story from”.
Thats the only way I found to do this. I hope it helps some of you!
Hey!! I was wondering if you’d found a way to do this ?? I want to turn my close friends highlights to be public without all the stress of having to post it all on my story. Thank you!!
Nope.....sadly it seems that ig doesn't offer this function....
hey! i’ve been wondering the same thing! lemme know if u figure it out
> paigevanny
Sadly not.....but we are growing as a number, with the same question :)))

Maybe someone knows how to ask to IG to introduce this function?....
> Darren
Is it possible now
> Scarecrow
Then how to do lol we are all waiting

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