Let鈥檚 be honest, there is always that one friend on Instagram who seems to post the best photos. Whether she鈥檚 off adventuring in Peru or snapping a pic of her brunch, you 鈥渓ike鈥 just about everything you see of hers that you spot in your feed. But then, what happens what you later come to realize that she isn鈥檛 actually following you back?! Oh, the horror! Thankfully it looks as though Instagram might be building a brand new feature to make sure this technological tragedy never happens again.

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Photographer Anthony Quintano was recently browsing on Instagram and discovered that the app will now show you who follows you back. When searching for someone, you鈥檒l see a little 鈥測ou follow each other鈥 next to their name if they do indeed stay up to date on all your adorable dog photos 鈥 kind of like how on Facebook you鈥檒l see the check mark on someone鈥檚 profile where you鈥檇 usually see 鈥渁dd friend.鈥

However, it appears as though this is a feature Instagram is currently testing out and not necessarily one that has been officially and fully integrated into the app. When playing around with the feature on my account, I decided to search for my co-worker Angela who I know follows me. But when I found her there was no 鈥測ou follow each other鈥 written next to her name.

Another update the app seems to be testing is a 鈥渕utual friend鈥 inspired feature. If you are searching for someone, you might see 鈥淎ngela follows this person鈥 next to their name. Think about it as a sort of recommendation for your feed from a friend. This I was able to see when playing around the app鈥檚 search engine. It鈥檚 not a totally life changer, but it hey, will definitely make life a little bit easier.

What does this feature look like on your phone? Take a screenshot and sent it to us on Twitter @britandco.

(Photos via @anthonyquintano and Getty)