Wondering the most popular emojis on Instagram?
Which emoji combinations to use for clever captions?
And which are the best emojis to comment on Instagram?
We’ve got you covered with cute, cool, and downright rude Instagram emoji combinations.
Or are you using Instagram for business? Skip the sassy emoji comments and learn how you can search and save the best emojis for your Instagram captions with Tailwind!
And at the end, a terrific infographic of the 100 most popular Instagram emojis.
So read on!
Emojis + Instagram go together
Instagram is the place to share visuals: photos, graphics, videos – and emojis! More than half of all captions and comments contain at least one emoji.
In 2015, Instagram added the ability to use emojis as hashtags. Now you can connect with Instagram users on an emotional level via the universal language of emojis.
Why use Instagram emojis?
According to this Quintly study:
Emojis are trendy!
56.5% of Instagram accounts use emojis.
Emojis grow your followers!
Accounts with 1 to 1,000 followers use emoticons significantly less than all other pages – just around 23% of all profiles in this cluster used emojis.
The biggest pages analyzed used emojis in 83.3% of their posts!
Emojis create more engagement!
“Our analysis shows that posts containing at least one emoji receive 47.7% more average interactions per post in the analyzed period. This clearly shows that emojis aren’t just fun decoration but a means to engage better with your audience.”
And according to Dr. Daria J. Kuss,
Tone of voice, facial expressions, gestures — these are all vital elements of face-to-face communication, but they’re stripped away in writing. Emoji offers a way of compensating for this.
Communicate better with emojis, for more followers and engagement!
But how can you stand out with clever and cute emoji combinations for Instagram?
We’ve got 20 emoji combos for you, on 5 graphics below. Be sure to pin them to Pinterest!
Please respect my creations and copyright – don’t download.
20 Emoji comments for Instagram
Check out all 5 parts below 🙂 After that, you’ll see the cool Emoji Picker tool.
Why use words when 3 or 4 emojis will do?
Not the brightest bulb.
Go to Hell.
Between rock and a hard place.
Did you say something, or was it the wind?
More cool Instagram captions of 2 to 4 emojis combined!
Read it and weep.
That was cold.
Don’t cry over spilled milk.
Cry me a river.
Try these cute emojis for Instagram comments.
You’re in the doghouse.
When pigs fly.
No time for your B.S.
Kiss my ass.
Here are some snarky and cool emoji combinations for Instagram.
Talk to the hand.
Your head’s in the clouds.
Not my cup of tea.
You’re dumb as a doorknob.
Good emoji captions for those not afraid to offend.
You’re in deep shit.
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
Graphics above ©Louise Myers with emoji art by EmojiOne.
Please do pin to Pinterest linked to this page, but do not download to post elsewhere.
How to find the best emojis for your Instagram captions
Instagram marketers, want to save time finding emojis for your captions?
Picking the perfect emojis for your caption message has never been easier now that Tailwind has introduced their Emoji Picker!
This easy-to-use emoji keyboard allows you to search for icons and add them to your text with just a few clicks on your desktop.
- Find the right emojis to express just what you need with the Search feature.
- Save emojis you love to use often for quick access.
- Choose your desired emoji skin tone and change all your customizable emojis at once!
Here’s how to use Tailwind’s Emoji Picker:
- In Tailwind, visit “Publisher” and click the “Create New Post” button (or open an existing draft to edit).
- Put your cursor in the caption where you want to add an emoji.
- Click on the smiley face in the bottom right-hand corner to pull up your emoji menu.
- Search for your emoji by using the text search bar, clicking on the categories or just scrolling through the menu!
- Click your emoji and watch it appear in your caption. You can keep selecting emojis- there’s no limit!
You can schedule 30 Instagram posts on a free trial of Tailwind. See how you like the Emoji Picker, and their many other features, including:
👉 Direct publish scheduled posts to Instagram business accounts.
👉 Find the best hashtags with the easy-peasy Instagram Hashtag Finder.
👉 Hashtags in comment or caption on scheduled posts – your choice!
Try it out FREE for 30 posts! If you decide to upgrade to a paid account, I may receive a referral fee.
Make your marketing easier by scheduling your Instagram posts in advance, and auto-publishing at the best times for engagement.
Add the best emojis with Tailwind’s Emoji Picker. It’ll remember your frequently-used emojis and display them at the top of the menu for easy access!
Click the button above to try it now – no charge, no credit card needed!
Which are the popular emojis on Instagram?
You don’t always need a whole “sentence” – sometimes a single emoji will do!
Which emojis do Instagrammers love most?
Curalate says people use Instagram to express joy, delight, and celebration. If you want to reach IGers, your content and comments should, too!
At the top of the most popular list is – LOVE!
The red heart emoji has been hashtagged more than half a million times (575,381), which is 79% more than the next most popular emoji.
The next 4 are all happy smileys. In the top 25 are more smileys, along with hearts, kisses, affirmative hand gestures and the perfect “100.”
You’ll find lots of celebratory icons in the top 100 too.
Check the awesome visual list on the infographic! Here’s how Curalate gathered the data:
Instagram introduced the ability to use emojis in hashtags on April 27, 2015.
To understand the growing value of emojis on Instagram, Curalate analyzed the total photo count for each single character emoji hashtag between April 27th and May 27th, 2015 – a one-month period following launch.
This analysis includes brand and user-generated images. It accounts for emojis that appear within the image caption as well as any comment posted by the original user.
Instagram emojis: Conclusion
I’m a big fan of emojis on Instagram – and anywhere else!
I even created an infographic about Facebook emoticons when they were still text-based. Can you believe it – that was 2013! It seems like we’ve had emojis forever.
If you’re still confused about emojis, be sure to check this interactive emoji list – click a name, and the art and explanation pop up!
No more emoji confusion 😉
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