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A photo of an egg similar to the one that is the most-liked post on Instagram.

This list contains the top 20 posts with the most likes on the photo and video-sharing social platform Instagram. The most-liked post on Instagram is a photo of an egg with 53 million likes.[1] The egg is also the most-liked internet post of all time of any website.[2][3]

Current record[edit | edit source]

On January 4, 2019, the account @world_record_egg posted a photo of an egg with the specific purpose of surpassing the then most-liked Instagram post, a picture of Kylie Jenner's daughter with 18.5 million likes.[4] The photo was originally taken by Serghei Platanov, who then posted it to Shutterstock on June 23, 2015, with the title "eggs isolated on white background."[5]

On January 14, 2019, the egg post became the most-liked post on Instagram, to which the egg's account owner wrote "This is madness. What a time to be alive."[6] In response to her record being surpassed, Jenner posted a video on Instagram of her cracking an egg open with the caption: "Take that little egg."[7][8] The egg's original photographer was surprised by his photo's popularity, writing, "Egg is just an egg."[5]

On February 3, 2019, the creator of the @world_record_egg account was revealed to be Chris Godfrey, an advertising creative based in London.[9]

Top posts[edit | edit source]

Cristiano Ronaldo has the most posts in this list with seven, followed by Kylie Jenner with six.

Rank Account name Owner Post description Photo Likes
(millions)
Date posted
(UTC)
1 @world_record_egg Chris Godfrey Photo of an egg [1] 53 January 4, 2019
2 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner First photo of her daughter [2] 18.7 February 6, 2018
3 @xxxtentacion XXXTentacion Final image posted before his death [3] 14.4 May 19, 2018
4 @selenagomez Selena Gomez Photos with friends [4] 13.9 February 11, 2019
5 @justinbieber Justin Bieber Engagement to Hailey Baldwin [5] 13.4 July 9, 2018
6 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner Second photo of her daughter [6] 13.1 March 1, 2018
7 @arianagrande Ariana Grande Photo of Mac Miller posted after his death [7] 12.8 September 8, 2018
8 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo Christmas photo with family [8] 12.8 December 24, 2018
9 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner Photo with her daughter [9] 12.3 August 9, 2018
10 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus announcement [10] 12.3 July 16, 2018
11 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner Photo with her daughter [11] 11.9 October 29, 2018
12 @world_record_egg Chris Godfrey Photo of an egg with a crack [12] 11.8 January 18, 2019
13 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo Photo with girlfriend [13] 11.7 December 31, 2018
14 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo Birth announcement [14] 11.5 November 12, 2017
15 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner Photo with her daughter [15] 11.4 September 22, 2018
16 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo Photo with girlfriend [16] 11.4 July 26, 2018
17 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo Photo with girlfriend and son [17] 11.3 July 9, 2018
18 @beyonce Beyoncé Pregnancy announcement [18] 11.2 February 1, 2017
19 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo Photo with family [19] 11.1 August 21, 2018
20 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner Photo with boyfriend and daughter [20] 10.9 November 22, 2018
As of February 14, 2019

Historical most-liked posts[edit | edit source]

The following table lists the last eight posts that were once the most-liked post on Instagram, with the number of likes as they were when the top spot was reached.

Account name Owner Post description Photo Likes
(millions)
Days held Date posted
(UTC)
@world_record_egg Chris Godfrey Photo of an egg [21] 18.2 273 January 4, 2019[1]
@kyliejenner Kylie Jenner First photo of her daughter [22] 12.7 341 February 6, 2018[10]
@beyonce Beyoncé Pregnancy announcement [23] 6.3 371 February 1, 2017[11]
@selenagomez Selena Gomez Coca-Cola advertisement [24] 3.6 204 June 25, 2016[12]
@justinbieber Justin Bieber Kiss with Selena Gomez [25] 3.5 69 March 19, 2016[13]
@kendalljenner Kendall Jenner Heart-shaped hairdo [26] 2.5 313 May 25, 2015[14]
@kimkardashian Kim Kardashian Wedding kiss with Kanye West [27] 1.9 393 May 27, 2014[15]
@justinbieber Justin Bieber Hug with Selena Gomez [28] 1.5 145 January 4, 2014[15]
As of February 15, 2019

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ashley Iasimone (January 14, 2019). "An Egg Dethrones Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott's Baby for Most Liked Instagram Photo Ever". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  2. News Desk (January 14, 2019). "'Egg' becomes most-liked Instagram post". Globalvillagespace.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  3. Thorne, Dan (January 14, 2019). "Egg photo breaks Kylie Jenner's record for most liked image on Instagram". Guinness World Records. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  4. Malik Earnest (January 11, 2019). "An egg plans to dethrone Kylie Jenner as most liked Instagram post". Fox 5 San Diego. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Shamsian, Jacob (January 16, 2018). "The guy who took a photo of an egg that broke Instagram's world record is shocked it became a meme: 'Egg is just an egg'". Insider. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  6. Monika Barton (January 14, 2019). "'This is madness' - Picture of an egg beats Kylie Jenner for most liked Instagram post ever". Newshub. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  7. Michelle Broder Van Dyke (January 13, 2019). "A Picture Of An Egg Beat Kylie Jenner For The Most Liked Instagram Of All Time". Buzzfeed News. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  8. De, Elizabeth (January 13, 2019). "This Instagram Account Is Trying to Break Kylie Jenner's Most-Liked Photo Record". Teen Vogue. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  9. Bromwich, Jonah Engel; Maheshwari, Sapna (February 3, 2019). "Meet the Creator of the Egg That Broke Instagram". The New York Times. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  10. Maher, Natalie (February 7, 2018). "Kylie Jenner's Stormi Photo Tops Beyonce's Pregnancy Reveal as Most-Liked Instagram Post Ever". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  11. Unterberger, Andrew (February 1, 2017). "Beyonce Pregnancy Photo Breaks Selena Gomez Record for Most-Liked Instagram Pic". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  12. Craddock, Lauren (July 12, 2016). "Selena Gomez Tops Justin Bieber for Most-Liked Instagram Photo Ever". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  13. Stutz, Colin (May 4, 2016). "Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Throwback Pic Is Now Instagram's Most-Liked". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  14. Stutz, Colin (June 26, 2015). "Kendall Jenner Breaks Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Instagram Record". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Nessif, Bruna (May 29, 2014). "Kim Kardashian's Wedding Photo Breaks Instagram Record For Most Likes—Sorry, Justin Bieber!". E! News. Retrieved January 12, 2019.


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