The 7 Types of Instagram Pictures Guaranteed to Bring in the Likes

If you're social media-obsessed, it's okay—we're all in the same boat.

With YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat on our daily rotation of apps we access, our time is pretty occupied. Since we spend so much of it with our eyes glued to our screens, chances are, you want your own feed to look aesthetically pleasing as possible.

Keep reading for the seven types of Instagram pictures that are guaranteed to bring in the likes:


1. Anything With a Dog

If you don't like dogs, you're a monster. Just kidding! But seriously, how can you not think a pup is the cutest thing you've ever laid your eyes on? That's why any time you post a photo of a dog, whether you're holding it or it's posing on its own, it will get a ton of likes. If you dress it up in a funny costume, that's even better!

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2. Introducing Your New S.O.

When you bring a new partner onto the scene, everyone wants to know. Seriously… even the people you haven't spoken to in years will likely stalk your new special someone. So, when you introduce them to your Instagram family, everyone will go wild with the likes! Chances are, you'll get a ton of comments, too! If it's the first time you're posting a pic with someone you're dating, prepare yourself for your most-liked pic ever.


3. Bare-Faced Selfie

There's just something about natural beauty that makes people fall in love. And while we do love to get our makeup game on, it's nice to change it up from time to time. By showing off a makeup-free photo, you're showing your Instagram followers how confident you are, and people respond to that! You'll get a lot of likes for being so vulnerable, promise!


4. Doing Something Active

Whether you're surfing or going on a hike, people love to see you doing something active! It shows that you don't do the same old thing every day, making you come across as super interesting. Your feed will come alive and make it look like you're adventurous. After all, who wouldn't want to be friends with someone who goes skydiving or shark cage diving?

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5. Holding a Baby

Babies are so freaking cute! We all go through baby fever at some point, so when a pic of a tiny tot pops up on your IG feed, you're instantly drawn in. Now, we're not saying you should go out and find a random baby to take a picture with—make sure it's one you actually know. If you don't actually know a baby, feel free to post a throwback of yourself!


6. Trendy Outfit

We're willing to bet you have some cute pieces of clothing in your closet. The next time you put together an outfit that screams Bella Hadid, make sure you snap a picture and post it to Instagram! If you channel your inner model, you'll get a bunch of likes. Not only will other girls respond to the cuteness of your ensemble, but you'll also inspire people to play around with fashion!


7. Anything Travel-Related

When was the last time you hopped on a plane and went on an adventure? If it's been a while, fear not—that's what throwback pics are for. Whether you went on a day trip to the beach, somewhere in Europe or visited your grandparents in another state, show off your travel side to all your followers. You'll get a lot of likes and responses from people saying they're jealous of your jet-set lifestyle.

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