A handy list of the most popular hashtags on Instagram

most popular hashtags on Instagram
By James |

Using popular Instagram hashtags is a great way for you to boost your pages reach. If you’re new to Instagram let me explain exactly how Instagram hashtags work.

You can turn any word into a hashtag by simply placing the ‘#’ symbol in front of it. You add these hashtags to either your image caption or place a comment on your own post including them in it. If you choose to post in a comment make sure to do it immediately after you’ve posted your image so you get the most exposure possible for each hashtag.

Once you’ve used you hashtags your image will popup into the feed for each individual hashtag you’ve used, so if you want to make sure it worked, just go to the search bar and type in your hashtag (with or without the ‘#’ symbol) and you’ll see it in the list of images posted. Your image will move down 1 place every time another user uses the same hashtag on their image. If you’ve used hashtags that have a large amount of images posted then your image will move down the list quite quickly, and for that reason it’s good to mix some popular hashtags with more niche specific ones. Posting a comment on your photo and repeating the hashtags after a few hours will not send your image back to the top of the list.

When using hashtags in your image caption there’s a limit of 30 per post, however using that many can make your profile look quite messy and it may turn people away from looking at more of your images.

The great thing about using the most popular hashtags on Instagram is that whenever a user is looking to browse something they’re interested in, they can come across your photo. This is a good reason to make sure the hashtags you use are related to the image, because if someones is browsing the hashtag feed for #outdoors and they come across your photo you took of your breakfast that you used #outdoors on, you can be sure they will skip straight across it as they are not looking for breakfast photos.

Now that you know all about how hashtags works and how to use them, here’s our list of the most popular hashtags on Instagram. We have split it into niche specific sections so you can find the most popular hashtags to use that are related to your niche. We have also listed them with the number of images posted under them (as of 24th of November 2016) and a list that you can directly copy and paste into your caption or comment.

The most popular Instagram hashtags for Fitness

#fitness
#fitness 158.8M
#fitnessaddict 17.78M
#fitnessmodel 16.03M
#fitnessmotivation – 12.32M
#instafitness – 7.046M
#fitnessjourney – 6.230M
#igfitness – 4.717M
#fitnessgirl – 3.724M
#fitnessfreak -3.493M
#fitnesslifestyle -3.458M
#fitnesslife – 2.254M
#instagramfitness – 2.170M
#fitnessfood – 1.906M
#fitnessgear – 1.805M
#fitnessgoals – 1.591M
#polefitness – 1.505M
#bodyfitness – 1.412M
#fitnessgirls – 1.190M
#bikinifitness – 965.7K
#myfitnesspal – 943.4K

Here’s the fitness popular Instagram hashtag list to cut and paste directly into the app:

#fitness #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitnessmodel #fitnessmotivation #instafitness #fitnessjourney #igfitness #fitnessgirl #fitnessfreak #fitnesslifestyle #fitnesslife #instagramfitness #fitnessfood #fitnessgear #fitnessgoals #polefitness #bodyfitness #fitnessgirls #bikinifitness #myfitnesspal

The most popular hashtags on Instagram for Healthy living

#healthy – 83.91M
#healthyfood – 19.66M
#healthychoices – 13.72M
#healthyeating -12.90M
#healthyliving -12.07M
#healthylifestyle – 11.86M
#healthylife – 8.431M
#eathealthy – 4.664M
#healthyhair – 1.996M
#healthyeats – 1.835M
#healthybreakfast – 1.715M
#behealthy – 1.326M
#gethealthy – 1.246M
#healthysnack – 1.135M
#healthybody – 1.083M
#healthyfoodshare – 1.039M
#healthyfoodporn – 925.5K
#eatinghealthy – 901.5K

Here’s the healthy living popular Instagram hashtag list to cut and paste directly into the app:

#healthy #healthyfood #healthychoices #healthyeating #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #healthylife #eathealthy #healthyhair #healthyeats #healthybreakfast #behealthy #gethealthy #healthysnack #healthybody #healthyfoodshare #healthyfoodporn #eatinghealthy #fitnessgirls #bikinifitness #myfitnesspal

Popular Bodybuilding hashtags for Instagram

Bodybuilding

#gym – 80.66M
#bodybuilding – 43.70M
#protein – 13.85M
#gymrat – 9.377M
#bodybuilder – 6.936M
#bodybuildingmotivation – 1.353M
#gymaddict – 1.537M
#gymfreak – 1.366M
#gymselfie – 1.249M
#goldsgym – 1.210M
#strongman – 1.056M
#bodybuild – 310.3K

Here’s the body building popular Instagram hashtag list to cut and paste directly into the app:

#gym #bodybuilding #protein #gymrat #bodybuilder #bodybuildingmotivation #gymaddict #gymfreak #gymselfie #goldsgym #strongman #bodybuild

Yoga hashtags for Instagram

#yoga – 27.61M
#yogaeverydamnday – 7.763M
#yogalove – 3.746M
#yogagirl – 2.548M
#yogachallenge – 2.444M
#yogalife – 2.420M
#yogaeverywhere – 2.349M
#igyoga – 2.048M
#yogainspiration – 1.933M
#yogaeveryday – 1.900M
#instayoga – 1.799M
#yogapose – 1.560M
#yogapractice – 1.380M
#yogapants – 1.307M
#iloveyoga – 1.103M
#acroyoga – 1.006M
#yogaaddict – 974.7K
#yogadaily – 717K
#yogamom – 906K
#yogalover – 433K
#yogafun – 559K
#yogafit – 548K
#yogateacher – 854K
#yogamakemehappy – 110K
#yogateachertraining – 150K
#yogaflow – 355K
#yogajourney – 784K
yogajunkie – 298K

Here’s all of the Yoga popular Instagram hashtag list to cut and paste directly into the app:

#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogagirl #yogachallenge #yogalife #yogaeverywhere #igyoga #yogainspiration #yogaeveryday #instayoga #yogapose #yogapractice #yogapants #iloveyoga #acroyoga #yogaaddict #yogadaily #yogamom #yogalover #yogafun #yogafit #yogateacher #yogamakemehappy #yogateachertraining #yogaflow #yogajourneyyogajunkie

Outdoors popular hashtags

#outdoors – 18.81M
#outdoor – 6.41M
#thegreatoutdoors – 1.298M
#outdoorlife – 1.03M
#outdoorsy – 110K
#outdoorwomen – 581K
#outdoorfun – 156K
#hiking – 17.84M
#hikingadventures – 1.23M
#hikingtrail – 282K
#hikingtrails – 107k
#hike 6.93M
#hiker – 295K
#hikelife – 159K
#bush – 976K
#bushwalking – 87.3K
#nature – 189M
#naturephotography – 7.85M
#naturelover – 6.09M
#naturelovers – 17.3M
#natureonly – 1.28M
#naturewalk – 810K
#natureshot – 500K
#naturegram – 2.02M
#naturepic – 252K
#nature_brilliance – 1.07M
#naturebeauty – 435K
#naturepics – 350k

Here’s the outdoors most popular hashtags on Instagram list to cut and paste directly into the app:

#outdoors #outdoor #thegreatoutdoors #outdoorlife #outdoorsy #outdoorwomen #outdoorfun #hiking #hikingadventures #hikingtrail #hikingtrails #hike #hiker #hikelife #bush #bushwalking #nature #naturephotography #naturelover #naturelovers #natureonly #naturewalk #natureshot #naturegram #naturepic #nature_brilliance #naturebeauty #naturepics

Popular Travel related hashtags

#travel – 135.8M
#travelgram – 28.34M
#instatravel – 26.89M
#traveling – 22.25M
#travelling – 16.66M
#travelingram – 8.515M
#travelphotography – 8.379M
#traveler – 8.182M
#igtravel – 7.724M
#mytravelgram – 7.410M
#traveller – 6.335M
#instatraveling – 6.089M
#traveltheworld – 4.305M
#travelblog – 3.842M
#travels – 3.742M
#travelblogger – 3.559M
#traveldiaries – 2.643M
#natgeotravel – 2.059M
#traveladdict – 1.965M
#travelbug – 1.952M
#travelpics – 1.948M
#travelstoke – 1.946M
#travelphoto – 1.877M
#travelawesome – 1.839M
#travellife – 1.738M
#welltravelled – 1.546M
#indotravellers – 1.444M
#vscotravel – 1.388M
#worldtraveler – 1.328M
#traveldeeper – 1.296M

Here’s all of the most popular Instagram hashtags for Travel, cut and paste directly into the app:

#travel #travelgram #instatravel #traveling #travelling #travelingram #travelphotography #traveler #igtravel #mytravelgram #traveller #instatraveling #traveltheworld #travelblog #travels #travelblogger #traveldiaries #natgeotravel #traveladdict #travelbug #travelpics #travelstoke #travelphoto #travelawesome #travellife #welltravelled #indotravellers #vscotravel #worldtraveler #traveldeeper

Follow 4 Follow Instagram hashtags

#followme – 308.1M
#follow – 296.6M
#follow4follow – 169.8M
#followforfollow – 125.5M
#followback – 75.73M
#instafollow – 73.67M
#likeforfollow – 37.84M
#followher – 28.88M
#followhim – 24.24M
#pleasefollow – 23.15M
#teamfollowback – 22.49M
#follows – 22.33M
#followers – 22.04M
#followall – 21.81M
#follower – 21.45M
#like4follow – 19.96M
#followbackteam – 18.93M
#following – 17.46M
#followalways – 14.64M
#followtrain – 10.24M
#ifollowback – 7.516M
#followforlike – 7.182M
#followshoutoutlikecomment – 6.331M
#followmeplease – 5.693M
#follow4like – 5.365M
#followus – 5.151M
#followbackalways – 4.387M
#ilovemyfollowers – 4.052M
#follow4followback – 3.991M
#uglyfollowtrain – 3.639M

Here’s all of the most popular Instagram hashtags if you’re lookinf for follow 4 follow related tags, cut and paste directly into the app:

#followme #follow #follow4follow #followforfollow #followback #instafollow #likeforfollow #followher #followhim #pleasefollow #teamfollowback #follows #followers #followall #follower #like4follow #followbackteam #following #followalways #followtrain #ifollowback #followforlike #followshoutoutlikecomment #followmeplease #follow4like #followus #followbackalways #ilovemyfollowers #follow4followback #uglyfollowtrain

If you want to dig deeper I would recommend using a hashtag analytics tool, that will be able to give you insights into the demographics of users posting images underneath them as well as more interesting insights that could be useful for your hashtag posting campaigns.

If you would like us to add anymore lists of the most popular hashtags on Instagram, leave a comment below with the niche you want us to post about and we will do our best to come up with a list for you!


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