These are 10 of the most liked images on Instagram

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Sarah Biddlecombe

It’s official: Beyonce is the queen of Instagram.

The singer’s epic pregnancy announcement, in which she revealed she was having twins by posting a snap of herself wearing nothing but underwear and a veil while kneeling in front of a giant alter made of flowers, was named the most popular post ever on Instagram earlier this year. 

With 10.9 million likes and counting, the candid photo rapidly overtook the popularity of the former most-liked image on the platform, a snap of Selena Gomez drinking from a bottle coke (6.6 million likes).

Now, with Instagram stories reporting a whopping 200 million daily users, some 42 million more than Snapchat, we have taken a look at some of the most popular ever images that have been shared on the platform.

Scroll down to see 10 of the most liked Instagram photos, from Bey’s baby announcement to Taylor Swift’s flower delivery.

  • Taylor Swift (2.6 million likes)

    This photo of Taylor Swift standing alongside a giant cube of flowers, sent to her by rapper Kanye West after she presented him with a Video Music Award in 2015, is one of the most popular snaps on the singer’s feed.

  • Ariana Grande (3 million likes)

    This photo of singer Ariana Grande taking a stroll in texas has well over three million likes so far.

  • Taylor Swift (3.2 million likes)

    Taylor Swift shared this classic throwback snap to celebrate her friend Selena Gomez’s 24th birthday. “Going through old pictures today, because @selenagomez just turned 24!” Swift wrote on the image. “I can't imagine my life without you, Selena.”

  • Kim Kardashian (3.5 million likes)

    This polaroid-style image of Kim Kardashian and her son, Saint, has over 3.5 million likes.

  • Kendall Jenner (3.7 million likes)

    This image of model Kendal Jenner lying on the floor with her hair carefully arranged into heart patterns was the most liked snap on Instagram in 2015, spawning hundreds of brilliant comedic imitations.

  • Kim Kardashian-West (4.3 million likes)

    This family portrait of the Kardashian-West clan celebrating Easter has garnered 4.3 million likes in just a single day. The reality TV star captioned the image with just “Easter 2017”.

  • Selena Gomez (6.6 million likes)

    Gomez uploaded this image of herself with her boyfriend, The Weeknd, at Coachella music festival on Sunday.

  • Selena Gomez (6.6 million likes)

    This ad of Selena Gomez drinking from a bottle of coke was the most liked snap on Instagram last year, with over 6.6 million likes to date. Gomez shared the image in June last year, writing, “when your lyrics are on the bottle”.


  • Selena Gomez (6.7 million likes)

    Singer Selena Gomez, who was the most popular celebrity on Instagram in 2016, has 117 million followers on the platform. This snap, which she uploaded without a caption, has over 6.7 million likes.

  • Beyonce (10.9 million likes)

    Beyonce took to her personal Instagram page to make this epic pregnancy announcement, posting a snap of herself wearing nothing but her underwear and a veil while kneeling in front of a giant alter made of flowers. The image, which had 7.8 million likes less than 24 hours after the singer posted it, rapidly became the most popular image on Instagram.