Instagram's most-liked posts and most-followed celebrities of 2017

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
Celeb births, families ruled Instagram in 2017
Celebrity births and families ruled Instagram in 2017, according to figures released by the social network.

Instagram's global community has swelled to a mind-boggling 800 million users, and they took to the social network to share snapshots of moments big and small from their lives in 2017.

Of course, some of those photos made more a splash than others.

What was big on Instagram in 2017? Think celebrity families, New York City, Selena Gomez, #love, Disneyland and the Clarendon filter.

The social network released the following figures detailing its most-liked posts, most-followed celebrities, most-used hashtags and other interesting usage trends from the last year:

Most-liked posts of 2017:

1. Beyonce announces her pregnancy

2. Cristiano Ronaldo announces the birth of daughter Alana Martina

3. Selena Gomez gets a life-saving kidney donation from her best friend

4.Beyonce's twins turn one month old

5. Cristiano Ronaldo holds his twins

6. Selena Gomez poses lovingly with then-boyfriend The Weeknd

7. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd arrive at the Met Gala

8. Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his entire family

9. Sultry Selena Gomez strikes a pose

10. Selena Gomez celebrates her birthday

Top hashtags of 2017:

  1. #love
  2. #fashion
  3. #photooftheday
  4. #photography
  5. #art
  6. #beautiful
  7. #travel
  8. #happy
  9. #nature
  10. #picoftheday

Most-Instagrammed cities of 2017:

  1. New York, New York
  2. Moscow, Russia
  3. London, United Kingdom
  4. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  5. Paris, France
  6. Los Angeles, California
  7. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  8. Jakarta, Indonesia
  9. Istanbul, Turkey
  10. Barcelona, Spain

Most-Instagrammed locations of 2017:

  1. Disneyland, Anaheim, USA
  2. Times Square, New York City, USA
  3. Central Park, New York City, USA
  4. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  5. Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo, Japan
  6. Disney's Magic Kingdom, Orlando, USA
  7. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
  8. Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, USA
  9. Disney California Adventure Park, Anaheim, USA
  10. Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, USA

Most-followed celebrities of 2017:

  1. Selena Gomez - 130M+ followers
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo - 116M+ followers
  3. Ariana Grande - 115M+ followers
  4. Beyoncé - 108M+ followers
  5. Kim Kardashian West - 104M+ followers
  6. Taylor Swift - 104M+ followers
  7. Kylie Jenner - 99.5M+ followers
  8. Dwayne Johnson - 96M+ followers
  9. Justin Bieber - 93.9M+ followers
  10. Kendall Jenner - 84.8M+ followers

Most-used Instagram filters of 2017:

  1. Clarendon
  2. Gingham
  3. Juno
  4. Lark
  5. Moon

Most-followed pets in 2017:

  1. jiffpom
  2. inala_cat
  3. iDoug the Pug
  4. iMarutaro
  5. iGrumpy Cat
  6. iMarnie the Dog
  7. iTuna
  8. iJuniper&Fig
  9. Lil BUB
  10. Loki

Editor's note: The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park and this station.