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(Pocket-lint) - Instagram, the ever-popular photo-sharing service has recently reached a new milestone with a community of 800 million users from around the globe sharing photos on a daily basis. Users engage with the site on a daily basis, following, liking, uploading and sharing stories. 

To find out what was the most popular, we've taken a look at Instagram's data to uncover the most liked images - with the top spot now being held by an egg. 

The most-liked posts of Instagram 

With over 500 million daily active users, there are plenty of people engaging with the content that's been uploaded. Instagrammers love a good photo and they share that love through the likes and comments. The most popular images have a staggering number of likes and we've gathered the list of the most-liked for you to enjoy. 

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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 #LikeTheEgg #EggSoldiers #EggGang

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World Record Egg (@world_record_egg) - 26.8 million

That's right. The record for the most-liked photo on Instagram is now held by an egg or at least a picture of an egg anyway. This humble photo of an egg now has 26.8 million likes and counting. It might not answer the question of what came first, the chicken or the egg, but it certainly shows what's more popular.  


stormi webster

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Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner) - 18.3 million likes 

The world of Instagram went crazy for Kylie Jenner's post for the birth of her daughter Stormi Webster back in February 2018. This image smashed through the likes, knocking Beyoncé well and truly off the top spot. People either love or hate a good baby photo, but apparently celebrity baby photos are insanely popular. 


Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!

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Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) - 13.3 million likes

Justin Bieber's engagement announcement photo and love letter to his fiancée Hailey Baldwin appears as the third most-liked image on Instagram. The Canadian singer no doubt broke a few hearts with this one. 



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xxxtentacion (@xxxtentacion) - 13.3 million likes

Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy AKA XXXTentacion was a young rapper, slain before his time at the young age of 20-years old. The incredibly popular rapper wasn't on Instagram, but his mother set up a posthumous account as a tribute. That account has this single image which has 13.3 million likes and counting.


my angel baby is 1 month old today

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Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner) - 13 million likes 

Not content with owning the top spot, Kylie Jenner also holds the position of the second most-liked photo with another image of her daughter taken a month after her birth. This simple image of mother and child quickly gained popularity when it was posted in March and currently holds 13 million likes and counting. 

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Mac Miller (via @arianagrande) - 12.8 million likes

Mac Miller was a rapper, singer and record producer who sadly died of a drug overdose in late 2018. The day after his death, Ariana Grande posted this image on Instagram in memory of the fallen star. It soon got the attention of fans across the world. 

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Feliz Natal! Merry Christmas!

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Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) - 12.7 million likes

Football legend Ronaldo took to Instagram to share Christmas wishes with the world. The ever-popular footballer's post quickly climbed the list of most liked images on the social network. 

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my heart

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Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner) - 12.2 million likes

Instagram's most-liked images seem to mostly be a constant battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylie Jenner for the top spots. Appearing again in our list is Kylie Jenner with another photo of her daughter. 


Forza Juve! #FinoAllaFine

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Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) - 12.2 million likes 

When Cristiano Ronaldo announced his move to Juventus FC there were plenty of mixed feelings - including plenty of upset from Real Madrid fans. His Instagram post quickly stormed up the most-liked list though and has clocked up over 12 million likes since July. 

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my baby butterfly..

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Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner) - 11.9 million likes

Who doesn't enjoy a bit of fancy dress? Apparently, people really loved seeing Kylie Jenner and her daughter dressing up like butterflies. Am impressive photo that certainly caused a flap.