Top 10 Most Liked Instagram Posts (Updated for 2021)

By Editorial Staff

Sorry Kylie, but the top slot in most liked Instagram posts is now an egg.

Instagram has over 500 million active daily users. Every second of every day, people like photos posted from their favorite brands, friends, celebrities, and influencers. While some users battle for the most likes through posting content, others simply enjoy engaging with the content on their feed. But why do likes really matter? Well, Instagram helps drive the economy. The highly followed influencers you know and love use their platforms to share products and brands straight to your feed.

Likes fuel the economy through the power of marketing. If you were wondering what posts receive the most attention on Instagram, you have come to the right place. In this blog, we will give you a rundown on the most liked Instagram posts. From your favorite celebrities to the most popular egg in the world, you will not be disappointed! 

1. World Record Egg

On January 4, 2019, the world came together to break the world record for the most liked picture on Instagram by liking a photograph of an egg. With 54.8 million likes, the egg successfully became the most liked photos on Instagram by a landslide.

The egg beat out Kylie Jenner’s most liked picture on Instagram by 35 million likes in January of 2019. The caption of the most liked post read, “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this.”

2. XXXTentacion

With over 21 million likes, the second most liked Instagram post is from rapper XXXTentacion before his death on June 2018. The photo picturing the rapper’s side profile still remains one of the two photos on his Instagram feed. Prior to his death, he released a music video in which he attended his own funeral… oddly eerie.

3. Chadwick Boseman

On August 28, 2020, Chadwick Boseman’s family posted a black and white photo of him announcing his death. In the post, they revealed that he had been battling colon cancer for the past four years – which was a complete shock to the world. The photo has amassed over 19 million likes, and the comment section is filled with heartbroken fans sharing their thoughts and prayers to his family.


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4. Kylie Jenner

The fourth most liked Instagram post pictures Kylie Jenner holding the hand of her newborn baby, Stormi. After keeping her pregnancy to herself, she broke the internet when she broke her silence on the pregnancy. The photo has racked up over 18 million likes and is one of Kylie Jenner’s three posts on this top 10 list. This photo held the title of most liked photo on Instagram back in 2018, until the egg challenged her claim on the world record.

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5. Jennifer Aniston

Back in 2019, Jennifer Aniston posted the most popular reunion photo of all time. The photo, with over 16 million likes, is a selfie of Aniston with her Friends co-stars. Not only is it one of the most liked photos on the app, but it’s also her first-ever Instagram post. This was her iconic caption: “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM.”

6. Kylie Jenner

The sixth most liked post on Instagram is Kylie Jenner’s most recent birthday post for Travis Scott. The post has almost 16 million likes and includes 10 adorable pictures and videos of Travis with their daughter, Stormi. Although the pair have been separated for a while, it’s clear that they are committed to raising Stormi together and will always have love for each other.

7. Tentree

The caption says it all: “the world’s most sustainable post.” This is the most unique picture, in that for every 5 million likes, 500,000 trees are planted. With over 15 million likes, this post has achieved spot number seven on our list, all while causing 1.5 million trees to be planted in Indonesia. The photo is simple, picturing a small tree on a green backdrop with text that reads, “double-tap to plant a tree.”

8. LeBron James

In January of 2020, the world was devastated by the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gigi. The day after the news broke, LeBron James posted 10 photos of him and Kobe together along with a heartfelt caption in remembrance of his legacy. The post currently stands as the eighth most liked picture on Instagram with over 15 million likes.

9. Kylie Jenner

This photo, Kylie’s third feature on this list, pictures her daughter’s face peeking out of the bubbles in a bathtub – it’s absolutely adorable. The world seems to agree, as the photo has over 15 million likes on Instagram. The caption of the photo says, “this pic makes me happy.” It makes us happy too, Kylie.

10. Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson’s post of him and his wife, Lauren Hashian, on their wedding day is the tenth most liked post on Instagram with 14.5 million likes. The post features two photos of the couple celebrating during a beautiful sunset in Hawaii. Johnson shared these breathtaking photos with the caption: “We Do.”

Honorable Mentions:

Selena Gomez14.4 million
Selena Gomez14.4 million
Cristiano Ronaldo14.3 million

Did you like our list of the most liked Instagram posts? If you did, check out our other top lists.

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This article was written by Rachel Phillis

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