Love Conquers Instagram In 2018, Virat-Anushka’s Post Most Loved, #Metoo Top Advocacy Hashtag

Love was in the air, as Instagram celebrities shared their joy and happiness with their fans.

Virat-Anushka’s Post Most Loved on Instagram
Virat-Anushka’s Post Most Loved on Instagram

After Google and Youtube, it is now Instagram’s turn to release the end of year top trends of 2018 – global and India specific too. Instagram has soared in popularity and reached incredible heights abroad and in India as well.

Even though the platform is used for posting pictures and videos only, it is still one of the most loved apps throughout the world. People share pictures, videos to celebrate and share their happiness, while other features on Instagram like Boomerang, are a lot of fun and make a great pass time.

As the world progresses, Instagram has not held back and is on its way to becoming the most popular platform everywhere. The various updates, cute features have contributed a lot to its popularity.

This ‘Year in Review 2018’ list of Instagram sheds light on the most trending hashtags, filters, and other factors of Instagram for 2018.

Also read: Instagram’s Top Trending 2017


Most popular hashtag in India and Global:

While #love was India’s most favorite and widely used hashtag, #fortnite was the hashtag most popular in the global list. Other hashtags that gained major popularity in India were #instagood and #fashion.

Most Used Giphy Sticker on Instagram Stories India

The heart sticker ??  by Arata was the most popularly used Giphy Sticker in India and this sticker has made its way in the global list as well. It is the most used Giphy Sticker of 2018.

Highest Growth Hashtag in India and Global:

While #lovequotes was the hashtag that gained the most growth in India, #fortnite became the highest growth hashtag community globally.  

The most loved post in India:

India rejoiced when their favorite captain, Virat Kohli married Anushka Sharma. Indians poured their love by liking, rather loving, their Instagram post where he feeds cake to wife Anushka on the actress’ birthday.


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Happy B’day my love. The most positive and honest person I know. Love you ??

A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on

The second post to receive the most love from India was Anushka Sharma’s post on March 11. MS Dhoni, Akshay Kumar, and Jacqueline Fernandez’s posts followed suit.

Top advocacy hashtags:

This year saw an eye-opening revolution by women who stood up against sexual assault through the hashtag #metoo (1.5 billion). This was followed by #timesup (597K) and #marchforourlives (562K).


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We are convinced we have been separated at birth!!!@amandacerny ? @ayosphoto

A post shared by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) on

Top geotagged locations in India and global:

Mumbai New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Jaipur, Surat, and Kolkata were some of the most geotagged locations of India. Whereas, the happiest geotagged location (highest use of the smiley ? in the caption) in the world was ‘Tokyo Disneyland’.

Find the Instagram’s 2018 Year in Review List (global) here.

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