Choose who can see your story on Messenger

You can control who can and can't see your story. Your existing privacy setting applies to both Messenger and Facebook, and you can change it at any time.
If you've never posted your story before, you won't see story settings yet in Messenger. To control the audience on your first post:
  1. Take a photo or video to add to your story, tap Settings.
  2. Choose Public, Friends and Connections, Friends or Custom.
  3. Tap Save.
If you've shared something to your story, you can access audience controls in the Privacy tab in Messenger. To choose who can see your story:
  1. In Messenger, tap your profile picture in the top left.
  2. In the menu, tap Privacy.
  3. Tap Story Audience.
  4. Choose Public, Friends or Custom.
  5. Tap Save.
To create a custom list:
  1. In Messenger, tap your profile picture in the top left.
  2. In the menu, tapPrivacy.
  3. Tap Story Audience, then select Custom.
  4. Tap Select Audience.
  5. Tap to select the people you'd like to include in your custom list.
  6. Tap Apply, then tap OK.
  7. Tap Save.
Note: If your story audiences are not the same across Facebook and Messenger, this may be because you are on an older version of the app. For the best experience, make sure you have the most recent version of the Facebook and Messenger apps installed on your phone.
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