What makes a good social media post? Is it a snappy caption or a great filter? With recent changes to Instagram’s algorithms meaning that the more likes a post has the higher it’ll appear on people’s timelines, the pressure for likes has never been higher. So here’s a look at the top five liked posts on Instagram EVER…


5. Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant post (10.5m likes)

Image of two women holding hands in hospital beds.

Source: Instagram, @selenagomez

In an emotional post in September 2017, singer Selena Gomez revealed that she had been diagnosed with Lupus and had undergone a kidney transplant donated by her best friend.


4. Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy announcement (10.6m likes)

Image of written social media announcement.

Source: Instagram, @kyliejenner

Kylie Jenner’s recent baby announcement caused quite a storm(!), after she kept fans guessing for months as to whether she was pregnant or not. This written statement earned her a whopping 10.6 million likes!


3.Beyoncé announces twins (11.3m likes)

Image of pregnant lady Beyonce.

Source: Instagram, @beyonce

Global mega-star Beyoncé took to social media in February last year to announce her second pregnancy – this time with twins!


2. Cristiano Ronaldo’s newest baby post (11.3m likes)

Image of family in hospital room after birth of baby.

Source: Instagram, @cristiano

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo took to Instagram to let his fans know that his wife was well after the birth of their fourth child Alana Martina in November last year.


1. Kylie Jenner’s baby name post (17m likes)

Image of a baby holding her mother's thumb.

Source: Instagram, @kyliejenner

Topping the list of the most liked picture on Instagram ever is Kylie Jenner’s February 2018 post that revealed the name of her new baby, Stormi. But why did this post attract so much attention?

In Kylie’s earlier post about the pregnancy (number four on this list), she stated that the reason for the silence was to avoid media attention during her pregnancy, but of course by keeping hush-hush she attracted even more attention!

Reality stars like the Kardashian’s/Jenner’s are constantly in the public eye, not only on the reality TV shows which document their everyday lives, but 24/7 on social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat – and because of this, fans feel they have the right to know everything about their lives.

Whether celebrities are entitled to privacy or not is contentious, with many believing that because stars like the Kardashian’s make millions for sharing their lives on social media, fans are entitled to know everything about their lives. However, what is clear is that everyone loves a baby pic!