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Instagram's most tagged world cities: From Jakarta to Madrid

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Rachel Hosie
Monday 07 August 2017 10:01 BST
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If events can’t be captured and stored by your smartphone, they take on a higher personal value
If events can’t be captured and stored by your smartphone, they take on a higher personal value (iStock)

Venice, Bali, Paris… There are many places we seem to see over and over again on our Instagram feeds, posted by everyone from travel bloggers to old school friends.

On the first anniversary of the launch of Instagram stories, the photo-sharing app has just revealed which cities are the top location tags.

And the results may surprise you.

Top of the list is Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia on the island of Java.

And in second place, São Paulo in Brazil.

Perhaps more predictably, New York and London come in in third and fourth position, with Madrid taking fifth place.

The top location tags on Instagram stories:

  1. Jakarta, Indonesia
  2. São Paulo, Brazil
  3. New York, NY
  4. London, UK
  5. Madrid, Spain

Instagram also revealed the most popular hashtags, 90 per cent of which are in English:

  1. #GOODMORNING
  2. #WORK
  3. #GOODNIGHT
  4. #MOOD
  5. #HAPPYBIRTHDAY
  6. #TBT
  7. #LOVE
  8. #HOME
  9. #BOMDIA (meaning hello or good day in Portuguese)
  10. #RELAX

The most used stickers were revealed to be the vibrant location sticker, digital time sticker, “Like” sticker, hashtag sticker and weather sticker.

So if you really want to be on top of the trends, you'd better head to Jakarta and post an Instagram story with a location sticker and say #goodmorning.

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