It’s nearly the end of 2018 and everyone is reflecting back on their year. Social media giant, Instagram, is no exception.
The photo sharing community just released their “Instagram Year in Review 2018”, revealing the top face filters, hashtags and geotagged locations among many others.
They began their 2018 review saying,
“With 2018 almost coming to a close, we’d love to highlight some trends from the year and share all the different ways Instagram’s global community came to the platform to creatively express themselves and get closer to the people – and things – they love.”
Their list began with the most used Face Filter in Instagram — Heart Eyes.
It went on to mention the most popular Giphy sticker in Stories, Heart Love Sticker by Arata. The ❤️, or heart emoji, was used 14 billion times in comments.
The Happiest Geotagged Location in the World (determined by the highest use of the smiley face in captions) was none other than Disneyland Tokyo.
The ‘gram did not snub trends in the look-back.
Their Top Niche Community Trend went to ASMR, the Highest Growth Hashtag Community went to overnight sensation #fortnite, and the Top Fandom Community went to K-pop sensation BTS (#btsarmy).
Last, the company highlighted the famous #inmyfeelingschallenge as the Top Dance Movement and they also recognized this year’s Top Advocacy Hashtags of #metoo at 1.5 million, #timesup at 597,000, and #marchforourlives at 562,000 uses.
They also were sure to point out one particular theme they saw repeat time and time again.
“We’re heartened to see that sharing love and kindness is still a top priority for the Instagram community”
Watch Instagram’s video here:
The internet is fascinated by the trends this year on Instagram.
Interesting, “In Feed, the ❤️ emoji was used in comments over 14 billion times. The happiest place in the world? Disneyland Tokyo, which saw the highest use of 🙂 in the caption!”https://t.co/KS7O7AgkQw
— Swahili4Kids (@gobababata) December 14, 2018
— Emperatriz (@emperatrizh) December 13, 2018
Instagram i love you ✌❤
— Andy Molina A. (@_andymolina1) December 13, 2018
Genuinely pleasant news from Instagram’s Year in Review, the heart emoji was used more than 14 million times in 2018, with the Heart Eyes filter appearing in the most Stories. The Heart Love Sticker was the most-used Giphy GIF of the year. Nice, eh? ❤️ https://t.co/Z1PJhwg0ab
— efresh (@efreshing) December 14, 2018
Instagram Year in Review 2018
— 지민투데이🛫❣ (@jimin_today) December 13, 2018
— Vassilena Valchanova (@vasvalch) December 13, 2018
— Pimpitcha Thanittikul (@PimpitchaThani1) December 13, 2018
What a fun way to remember 2018!