For the Fifth Year in a Row, #Love Is the Top Instagram Hashtag

For the Fifth Year in a Row, #Love Is the Top Instagram Hashtag

Words Tori West

Love Wins

What does the word love mean to you? Although 2017 has been shadowed by global, political turmoil for the fifth year in a row, #love is still the top Instagram hashtag.

“If we give love, we will always receive abundance of it in return.” –  typographer Sabeena Karnik

According to Instagram‘s year in review — which was just released using data from all 800 million users pulled between Jan. 1 and Nov. 17 — the most popular hashtag used throughout the year was #love. At the time of writing, there are currently 1,200,227,089 posts that are tagged with the word, proving that in the end, love always wins.

Art by @sabeenu For the fifth year in a row, #love is the top Instagram hashtag. “There can never be an excess of love. We always need more,” says paper typographer Sabeena Karnik (@sabeenu) from Mumbai, India. “It is the most powerful feeling which can be expressed in so many ways: the smallest act of kindness, a caring word, a hug, a smile, a kiss.” With this piece of art, Sabeena’s intent is to spread the word — and the feeling. “The tiny parts of the heart represent small acts of love which is all we need to make the world a better place,” she explains. “If we give love, we will always receive abundance of it in return.” ❤️💞 Watch our story to see Sabeena at work, and follow along on #IGYearInReview as we reflect on the most memorable Instagram trends of 2017.

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