Full List of the Most Popular Instagram Hashtags 2017

With over 600 million active users Instagram is the seventh largest social network in 2017. Instagram is probably one of the smartest acquisition that Mark Zuckerberg has made so far in his entrepreneurial career.

Why Instagram hashtags are so important?

Hashtags define the “categories” in which your picture or a video will fall in. The more hashtags you include, the more categories your post will fall into. The more categories your post falls into, the higher chances for your post to be seen by thousands and even millions of Instagram users if it goes viral.

Being viral on Instagram has a huge impact for your business, services, products. It’s simple as that: The more popular your are on Instagram, the more money you can make! Who doesn’t want to earn extra cash and grow their business quickly?

A great example of viral Instagram account is @cats_of_world_. The account has some 831,000+ followers and the number grows daily. When you type in “cats” in Instagram, the first account you will see is @cats_of_world_.

It might be hard for you to have the exact same success like @cats_of_world_ has, but everything takes time and commitment.

How can you grow your Instagram followers base?

  1. Do a research. The easiest way to go is by using the web version of Instagram. Look for popular accounts in your field and see what hashtags they use.
  2. Create your own or make a collection of pictures and videos you want to post. Easy way to upload your gallery is to store pictures in Dropbox and then upload them directly on your Instagram account.
  3. Be consistent. The best results come over time. So being consistent is essential for your success on Instagram.

To save you a lot of time and hustle I created this list of the most popular hashtags on Instagram for 2017. You can simply copy and paste the hashtags to your posts! Here’s the full list:

The Most Popular Tags:

#love #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #TFLers #tweegram #photooftheday #20likes #amazing #smile #follow4follow #like4like #look #instalike #igers #picoftheday #food #instadaily #instafollow #followme #girl #iphoneonly #instagood #bestoftheday #instacool #instago #all_shots #follow #webstagram #colorful #style #swag

2nd Most Popular Tags:

#fun #instagramers #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #food #smile #pretty #followme #nature #lol #dog #hair #onedirection #sunset #swag #throwbackthursday #instagood #beach #statigram #friends #hot #funny #blue #life #art #instahub #photo #cool #pink #bestoftheday #clouds

3rd Most Popular Tags:

#amazing #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #followme #all_shots #textgram #family #instago #igaddict #awesome #girls #instagood #my #bored #baby #music #red #green #water #harrystyles #bestoftheday #black #party #white #yum #flower #2012 #night #instalove #niallhoran #jj_forum

The most popular Instagram hashtags per categories:

Nature Tags

#nature #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #sky #sun #summer #beach #beautiful #pretty #sunset #sunrise #blue #flowers #night #tree #twilight #clouds #beauty #light #cloudporn #photooftheday #love #green #skylovers #dusk #weather #day #red #iphonesia #mothernature

Weather / Seasons Tags

Sunny Tags: #sun #sunny #sunnyday #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #sunnydays #sunlight #light #sunshine #shine #nature #sky #skywatcher #thesun #sunrays #photooftheday #beautiful #beautifulday #weather #summer #goodday #goodweather #instasunny #instasun #instagood #clearskies #clearsky #blueskies #lookup #bright #brightsun

Cloudy Tags: #clouds #cloud #cloudporn #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #weather #lookup #sky #skies #skyporn #cloudy #instacloud #instaclouds #instagood #nature #beautiful #gloomy #skyline #horizon #overcast #instasky #epicsky #crazyclouds #photooftheday #cloud_skye #skyback #insta_sky_lovers #iskyhub

Raining Tags: #rain #raining #rainyday #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #pouring #rainydays #water #clouds #cloudy #photooftheday #puddle #umbrella #instagood #gloomy #rainyweather #rainydayz #splash #TFLers #downpour #instarain

Snowing Tags: #snow #snowing #winter #TagsForLikes #cold #ice #white #weather #sky #skies #frosty #frost #chilly #TFLers #nature #snowflakes #instagood #instawinter #instasnow #photooftheday #snowfall #blizzard

Spring Tags: #spring #blossom #flowers #TagsForLikes #beautiful #season #seasons #instaspring #instagood #springtime #color #ilovespring #warm #sunny #sun #tree #pretty #TFLers #trees #flower #bloom #colorful

Summer Tags: #spring #blossom #flowers #TagsForLikes #beautiful #season #seasons #instaspring #instagood #springtime #color #ilovespring #warm #sunny #sun #tree #pretty #TFLers #trees #flower #bloom #colorful

Fall Tags: #fall #autumn #leaves #TagsForLikes #falltime #season #seasons #instafall #instagood #TFLers #instaautumn #photooftheday #leaf #foliage #colorful #orange #red #autumnweather #fallweather #nature

Winter Tags: #winter #cold #holidays #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #snow #rain #christmas #snowing #blizzard #snowflakes #wintertime #staywarm #cloudy #instawinter #instagood #holidayseason #photooftheday #season #seasons #nature

Animal Tags

General: #animals #animal #pet #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #dog #cat #dogs #cats #photooftheday #cute #pets #instagood #animales #cute #love #nature #animallovers #pets_of_instagram #petstagram #petsagram

Cats: #cat #cats #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #catsagram #catstagram #instagood #kitten #kitty #kittens #pet #pets #animal #animals #petstagram #petsagram #photooftheday #catsofinstagram #ilovemycat #instagramcats #nature #catoftheday #lovecats #furry #sleeping #lovekittens #adorable #catlover #instacat

Dogs: #dog #dog #puppy #pup #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #cute #eyes #instagood #dogs_of_instagram #pet #pets #animal #animals #petstagram #petsagram #dogsitting #photooftheday #dogsofinstagram #ilovemydog #instagramdogs #nature #dogstagram #dogoftheday #lovedogs #lovepuppies #hound #adorable #doglover #instapuppy #instadog

Horses: #horses #horse #horsesofinstagram #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #horseshow #horseshoe #horses_of_instagram #horsestagram #instahorses #wild #mane #instagood #grass #field #farm #nature #pony #ponies #ilovemyhorse #babyhorse #beautiful #pretty #photooftheday #gallop #jockey #rider #riders #riding

Insects: #insects #insect #bug #bugs #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #bugslife #macro #closeup #nature #animals #animals #instanature #instagood #macrogardener #macrophotography #creature #creatures #macro_creature_feature #photooftheday #wildlife #nature_shooters #earth #naturelover #lovenature

Fish: #fish #aquarium #fishtank #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #fishporn #instafish #instagood #swim #swimming #water #coral #reef #reeftank #tropical #tropicalfish #aquaria #photooftheday #saltwater #freshwater #beautiful #ocean #watertank

Selfies

#selfie #selfienation #selfies #TagsForLikes #TFLers #TagsForLikesApp #me #love #pretty #handsome #instagood #instaselfie #selfietime #face #shamelessselefie #life #hair #portrait #igers #fun #followme #instalove #smile #igdaily #eyes #follow

Holidays

#happyholidays #holidays #holiday #TagsForLikesApp #TagsForLikes #vacation #winter2014 #2014 #2015 #happyholidays2014 #presents #parties #fun #happy #family #love

Family

#family #fam #mom #dad #TagsForLikes #brother #sister #brothers #sisters #bro #sis #siblings #love #instagood #father #mother #related #fun #photooftheday #children #kids #life #happy #familytime #cute #smile #fun

Art

#art #illustration #drawing #draw #TagsForLikes #picture #artist #sketch #sketchbook #paper #pen #pencil #artsy #instaart #beautiful #instagood #gallery #masterpiece #creative #photooftheday #instaartist #graphic #graphics #artoftheday

Photography

#photo #photos #pic #pics #TagsForLikes #picture #pictures #snapshot #art #beautiful #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #color #all_shots #exposure #composition #focus #capture #moment

Architecture

#architecture #building #TagsForLikes #architexture #city #buildings #skyscraper #urban #design #minimal #cities #town #street #art #arts #architecturelovers #abstract #lines #instagood #beautiful #archilovers #architectureporn #lookingup #style #archidaily #composition #geometry #perspective #geometric #pattern

Food

#food #foodporn #yum #instafood #TagsForLikes #yummy #amazing #instagood #photooftheday #sweet #dinner #lunch #breakfast #fresh #tasty #food #delish #delicious #eating #foodpic #foodpics #eat #hungry #foodgasm #hot #foods

Drinks

#drink #drinks #slurp #TagsForLikes #pub #bar #liquor #yum #yummy #thirst #thirsty #instagood #cocktail #cocktails #drinkup #glass #can #photooftheday #beer #beers #wine

Fashion

#fashion #style #stylish #love #TagsForLikes #me #cute #photooftheday #nails #hair #beauty #beautiful #instagood #pretty #swag #pink #girl #girls #eyes #design #model #dress #shoes #heels #styles #outfit #purse #jewelry #shopping #glam

Makeup

#makeup #instamakeup #cosmetic #cosmetics #TagsForLikes #TFLers #fashion #eyeshadow #lipstick #gloss #mascara #palettes #eyeliner #lip #lips #tar #concealer #foundation #powder #eyes #eyebrows #lashes #lash #glue #glitter #crease #primers #base #beauty #beautiful

Tattoos

#tattoo #tattoos #tat #ink #inked #TagsForLikes #TFLers #tattooed #tattoist #coverup #art #design #instaart #instagood #sleevetattoo #handtattoo #chesttattoo #photooftheday #tatted #instatattoo #bodyart #tatts #tats #amazingink #tattedup #inkedup

Piercings

#piercing #piercings #pierced #TagsForLikes #TFLers #bellyrings #navel #earlobe #ear #photooftheday #bellybuttonring #lipring #instagood #modifications #bodymods #piercingaddict #bellybar #bellybuttonpiercing

Music

#music #genre #song #songs #TagsForLikes #TagsForLikesApp #melody #hiphop #rnb #pop #love #rap #dubstep #instagood #beat #beats #jam #myjam #party #partymusic #newsong #lovethissong #remix #favoritesong #bestsong #photooftheday #bumpin #repeat #listentothis #goodmusic #instamusic

Movies

#movies #theatre #video #TagsForLikes #movie #film #films #videos #actor #actress #cinema #dvd #amc #instamovies #star #moviestar #photooftheday #hollywood #goodmovie #instagood #flick #flicks #instaflick #instaflicks

Books

#books #book #read #TagsForLikes #reading #reader #page #pages #paper #instagood #kindle #nook #library #author #bestoftheday #bookworm #readinglist #love #photooftheday #imagine #plot #climax #story #literature #literate #stories #words #text

Video Games

#videogames #games #gamer #TagsForLikes #gaming #instagaming #instagamer #playinggames #online #photooftheday #onlinegaming #videogameaddict #instagame #instagood #gamestagram #gamerguy #gamergirl #gamin #video #game #igaddict #winning #play #playing

Electronics

#electronics #technology #tech #TagsForLikes #electronic #device #gadget #gadgets #instatech #instagood #geek #techie #nerd #techy #photooftheday #computers #laptops #hack #screen

iPhone

#iphone #iphoneonly #apple #TagsForLikes #appleiphone #ios #iphone3g #iphone3gs #iphone4 #iphone5 #technology #electronics #mobile #instagood #instaiphone #phone #photooftheday #smartphone #iphoneography #iphonegraphy #iphoneographer #iphoneology #iphoneographers #iphonegraphic #iphoneogram #teamiphone

Android

#android #androidonly #google #TagsForLikes #googleandroid #droid #instandroid #instaandroid #instadroid #instagood #ics #jellybean #samsung #samsunggalaxys2 #samsunggalaxy #phone #smartphone #mobile #androidography #androidographer #androidinstagram #androidnesia #androidcommunity #teamdroid #teamandroid

FSLC

#fslc #followshoutoutlikecomment #TagsForLikesFSLC #TagsForLikesApp #follow #shoutout #followme #comment #TagsForLikes #f4f #s4s #l4l #c4c #followback #shoutoutback #likeback #commentback #love #instagood #photooftheday #pleasefollow #pleaseshoutout #pleaselike #pleasecomment #teamfslcback #fslcback #follows #shoutouts #likes #comments #fslcalways

Follow

#follow #f4f #followme #TagsForLikes #TFLers #TagsForLikesApp #followforfollow #follow4follow #teamfollowback #followher #followbackteam #followhim #followall #followalways #followback #me #love #pleasefollow #follows #follower #following

Shoutout

#shoutout #shoutouts #shout #out #TagsForLikes #TFLers #TagsForLikesApp #shoutouter #instagood #s4s #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #so #so4so #photooftheday #ilovemyfollowers #love #sobackteam #soback #follow #f4f #followforfollow #followback #followhim #followher #followall #followme #shout_out

Like

#followme #like4like #TagsForLikes #TFLers #liker #likes #l4l #likes4likes #photooftheday #love #likeforlike #likesforlikes #liketeam #likeback #likebackteam #instagood #likeall #likealways #TagsForLikesApp #liking

Comment

#comment #comment4comment #TagsForLikes #TFLers #c4c #commenter #comments #commenting #love #comments4comments #instagood #commentteam #commentback #commentbackteam #commentbelow #photooftheday #commentall #commentalways #pleasecomment

Travel

#travel #traveling #TagsForLikes #TFLers #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igtravel

Money

#money #cash #green #TagsForLikes #dough #bills #crisp #benjamin #benjamins #franklin #franklins #bank #payday #hundreds #twentys #fives #ones #100s #20s #greens #photooftheday #instarich #instagood #capital #stacks #stack #bread #paid

Conclusion

There are hundreds of other categories with other hashtags. In my opinion, these are the most popular categories and the associated most popular hashtags. I hope they help you grow your Instagram account quickly. I will be happy to hear your thoughts and also successful stories of using the above hashtags.

About the Author:

Vladimir Ninov, MBA is Managing Director and Owner of W-MKT.com — a digital marketing boutique that helps marketers, journalists, entrepreneurs, agencies, and enterprises with growth hacking, consulting, and branding awareness online.