The year 2018 is about to end and a lot has happened in the entertainment industry this year. Memories of the year were bittersweet and Instagram is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of the year gone by.
The Facebook-owned photo sharing site has tracked the trends followed and the special moments shared and compiled a review.
This year, Instagram handle was used to create, express, make a mark and get closer to things they love. Let’s see the major highlights of the year on the social media platform.
Most loved and memorable posts:
The pair of Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli — Virushka — were on top again when it came to ‘loved’ posts on Instagram. Virat’s post on his wife’s birthday accumulated more than 3.6 million ‘hearts’, and Anushka’s post, in which she is posing with the cricketer, received 2.8 million ‘hearts’.
Following the celebrity couple are Akshay Kumar, whose picture with Suniel Shetty got 2.2 million ‘hearts’, and Jacqueline Fernandes, whose picture with Amanda Cerny got 2.1 million ‘hearts’.
The heart says it all:
The Instagram Story trend became quite a hit and the Heart Love Sticker by Arata was the most used sticker. The “heart eyes” was the most-used Instagram face filter used in stories. It is used in comments over 14 billion times this year.
The top geo-tagged locations in India ranks Mumbai first, followed by Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
Movements of the year:
This year, the world spoke up about #MeToo #TimesUp #inmyfeelingschallenge and #marchforourlives and took to social media, including Instagram, to air their views. The hashtags that used most next in India were #love #instagood and #fashion.