From a simple photography app, Instagram has quickly risen to become one of the most popular and powerful social media apps in the world, boasting over 800 million followers. That means every day, 800 million people are posting snippets from their own lives on the platform for their own followers to see.
As Instagram released their Year in Review, they also divulged the most liked photos all over the world. In a nutshell, we loved double tapping on babies, birthdays, and balls — simply your normal, everyday stuff.
Celebrities are no exception, but of course, this means a much wider scale for their own content to be seen. Selena Gomez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ariana Grande, and Beyoncé are the four most followed people on Instagram; it follows, then that three out of those four are responsible for the most liked photos on the app. Here are the top 10 photos the world double tapped on the most in 2017.
10. Selena Gomez’s 25th Birthday
The most-followed person on Instagram had almost 7.1 million double taps from well-wishers on her birthday party post from July 23.
9. Selena Gomez’s Vogue Shoot
Selena’s first American Vogue cover from March 17 shot from Gomez’s Vogue photoshoot earned 7.1 million likes.
8. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Family Life
Everybody loves Cristiano Ronaldo… and his family. The Ronaldo family photo garnered about 7.2 million likes from fans worldwide.
7. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s First Red Carpet Appearance
Clearly, Abelena was one of the most definitive things about 2017. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd made quite a splash at their first public appearance as a couple at the Met Gala, of all events. Selena’s posts had fans squealing, and racking up to 7.7 million likes.
6. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s First Instagram Photo
Take another look at this Abelena goodness. Taken at the Coachella festival on April 25, this was The Weeknd’s first appearance on Selena’s Instagram with over 8.1 million likes.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Newborn Twin Babies
Look at those cuties! Cristiano’s adorable twins earned the athlete 8.2 million likes on June 29.
4. Beyoncé’s Newborn Twin Babies
And just because we couldn’t get enough of twins this 2017, we absolutely loved this extra photoshoot of Queen Bey with her twins Sir and Rumi, gaining 10.2 million likes.
3. Selena Gomez’s Kidney Transplant
On September 14, Selena Gomez revealed to her fans that she had undergone a kidney transplant due to complications from her lupus condition. The kidney was donated by her good friend, Francia Raisa. The post earned 10.3 million likes.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez With Baby Alana
Congratulations, Cristiano! The soccer star posted a photo of his newborn baby girl Alana Martina with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, and his son, Cristiano Jr., earning 11 million likes.
1. Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Announcement
And the post we all liked the most this year? Beyoncé’s totally extra announcement that she and husband Jay-Z were expecting twins. Because the usual “we’re expecting” photos wouldn’t do, the pop star orchestrated a totally glam shoot that earned her some rightful 11.1 million likes.
What were other photos on Instagram your favorites this year? Let us know!