Top 10 Most Liked Pictures on Instagram

2020 was an annus horribilis. It was a hellish year, which unleashed an unprecedented time for the making (and pets, too). During the lockdown, many of us turned to OTT platforms and social media platforms, such as Twitter or Instagram.

The latter has been a virtual escape of people globally. Double-tapping has become second nature, and it’s fitting to take a look at the pictures that garnered more likes in the past year. You will be surprised to know the top 10 most-liked pictures on Instagram.

Top 10 Most-Liked Pictures on Instagram

The information is sourced from various websites, and the number of likes is likely to increase as time passes. The following likes are recorded on January 15, 2021.

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10. Tentree encouraging to plant trees – 15.5 million likes

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Tentree is a Canadian who accrued 15.5 million likes when they promised that they would plant 500,000 trees in exchange for five million like and with one million trees in exchange for 20 million likes. The firm claims that they have planted 50 million trees to date. You can choose to call it tactics, but they are more conscious of the environment.

9. Ariana Grande gets engaged – 15.5 million likes

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15.5 million people liked singer Ariana Grande’s engagement posts. In the post, she confirmed her engagement to Los Angeles real estate agent Dalton Gomez. The pictures exude a positive vibe.

8. The compilation of Kylie, Travis Scott, and Stormi – 15.9 million likes

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Of course, any list of pictures is incomplete without including Kylie Jenner. This time though, the photos are about Travis Scott and Stormi WebsterThe caption read: “Happy birthday to the daddy of the year! I’m slowly but surely starting to accept the fact that storm is a daddy’s girl. 😫 But whatever. We went half on greatness!” No doubt the photos received 15,991,826 likes.

7. Jennifer Aniston’s photo with Friends co-stars – 16.3 million likes

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Jennifer Aniston broke the record, which became the fastest person to get 1 million followers – in just five hours and 16 minutes. But, it isn’t her Instagram debut picture, it’s the picture of her with her Friends costars, a sort of reunion. It was uploaded on October 15, 2019, and now has 16,382,776 likes. You can see all the Friends stars in the photo – Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer.

6. Lionel Messi tribute to the late football player and manager Maradona – 16.4 million likes

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Deigo Maradonna’s was one of the internationally covered celebrity death in 2020. The football legend died of a heart attack, and many amongst the community paid tributes to him. Lionel Messi’s panegyric about his death earned 16,403,434 likes on Instagram. The caption read, “A very sad day for all Argentines and football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal. I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him, and I wanted to take the opportunity to send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP.”

5. Kylie Jenner’s baby – 18.5 million likes

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Yes, it’s Kylie Jenner’s post, again. But this post was special since she gave birth to her daughter, Stormi Webster in February 2018. The photo came as a shock to her followers as Kylie had kept her pregnancy a secret. It was the most-liked photo of 2018.

4. The late Chadwick Boseman’s portrait – 19.1 million likes

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Chadwick Boseman gained global fame with his portrayal of Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor died on August 28 last year due to cancer complications, which he kept a secret. He continued to work even during his chemotherapy. To inform the world about his sad demise, his team posted a photo that accrued 19,151,092 likes.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo’s tribute to Maradona – 19.8 million likes

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Cristiano Ronaldo also shared a photo with the late Maradona after he passed away. The picture got 19,812,045 likes on Instagram, which was captioned: “Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.🙏🏽”

2. XXXTentacion’s (Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy) last post before his assassination – 22.8 million likes

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Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, or known professionally as XXXTentacion’s final picture got 22,846,123 likes. The American singer, rapper, and songwriter was assassinated by two men almost a month after posting his first (and only) picture on Instagram. If you think he led an eery life, a music video released posthumously, XXXTentacion makes an appearance at his own funeral.

1. World record egg’s competition – 54.8 million likes

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The most-liked picture on Instagram is world_record_egg’s picture of an egg. Currently, it has a whopping 54.8 million likes. The account started a campaign to set the world record for the most-liked post on Instagram. The picture dethroned Kylie Jenner’s most-liked picture, which she acknowledged by a quirky video.


What is the most liked picture on Instagram 2021?

The world record egg picture is the most liked picture on Instagram 2021, with 54,882,237 likes (January 15, 2021).

Which account has the largest followers on Instagram?

Instagram’s own account has the most followers – 380.9 million, but Cristiano Ronaldo has over 255m followers, followed by Ariana Grande (216m), Dwayne THE ROCK Johnson (212m), Kylie Jenner (210m), Selena Gomez (204m), Kim Kardashian West (200m), Leo Messi (178m), Beyoncé (161m), Justin Beiber (158m).

Who is the queen of Instagram in India?

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is the queen of Instagram in India (and globally), who enjoys 59.7m followers.

Which Indian has the most followers on Instagram?

Virat Kohli has 90.1m followers on Instagram, making him the most popular Indian on the social media platform.


So, these are the top 10 most-liked pictures on Instagram, as of January 15, 2021. The posts show us what 2020 has been like. Numerous celeb deaths, some tributes, a Friends reunion, an Instagram version, and an egg. Indian readers would be disappointed to know that no Indian names are featured on this list, but that really doesn’t matter.


Which of the above Instagram posts have you double-tapped? And what do you think of this list? Let us know in the comments below.