Follow these emoji hashtags for the best of Instagram

It's always a good time to #pineapple.


Jam Kotenko


Published Apr 29, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:13 pm CDT

This week, Instagram fulfilled all our wildest dreams by not only giving us three new filters to use, but also allowing users to finally use emoji hashtags.

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To help you get started on tagging your photos with your favorite emoticons, we’ve rounded up a couple of already-existing emoji hashtags (props to the Instagrammers who are ahead of the times!) that you can start following and using right now.

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For your daily dose of cute

#🐶 and #🐱 are always a good place to start, but if you want to level up on the adorable meter, add the 💤 emoji and then you’re golden.

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Be sure to end your Instagram food trip with dessert, the most important part of any meal. #(ice cream cone), #(shortcake), #🍩, and #🍬 are some of the most used emojis in this department.

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For random motivation, you can click on either #(artist palette) or #📷.

All told, you can’t go wrong. But whatever you do, don’t search #eggplant.

Illustration by Jason Reed

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*First Published: Apr 29, 2015, 12:02 pm CDT