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111 Awesome Selfie Hashtags & How to Make Your Own

by Team Facetune / April 16, 2020

 

Selfie hashtags. The thing you never thought you needed to succeed on Instagram.

What are your IG selfie goals? For the selfie-obsessed, like myself, a winning selfie is like a bacon, egg & cheese, a timeless trifecta of satisfaction that should not be reckoned with. To make your selfie just as good as the greasy (perfect) breakfast sandwich your roommate brings you on a hungover Saturday morning, you’ll have to master the unwavering combination of how to take the perfect selfie photo, perfect selfie caption, and…legendary set of up to 30 selfie hashtags. 

 

Best friend hangover selfie
Of course, your best friend gets to take advantage of whatever state you’re in the morning after.

 

Why Use Hashtags For Your Selfie?

  1. Hashtags can get your selfie seen by more people. 
  2. Hashtags can help your account get discovered and followed.
  3. Hashtags add context, personality, or humor to your Instagram selfies.

 

Woman on the beach texting a smart phone
Should I mention about how our car #brokedown on the way but we’re finally #atthebeach? Or just keep it light – #romanticgetaway?

 

What Are The Most Popular Selfie Hashtags?

Here’s your overall top 20 trending hashtags for selfies.

#selfies, #selfietime,#selfiesunday, #selfienation, #selfiequeen,#selfiesaturday, #selfiestick, #selfiee, #selfiegram, #selfiesfordays, #selfieaddict, #selfielove, #selfiegirl, #selfieday, #selfieking, #selfiegamestrong, #selfiemode, #selfieee, #selfiegame, #selfiemania

Now, let’s get specific. When you want to emphasize the “when” of your selfie:

#selfieoftheday #selfieonathursday #selfiesaturday #selfiesunday #selfiefriday #selfiemonday #selfiesfordays #selfienow #selfieday

When you want to let your audience know how you took your pic by calling out the equipment you used:

#selfieremote #selfiegopro #selfiestick #selfiemirror

When you’re proud of your selfie and ready to take on the world:

#selfieonfleek #selfieexpert #selfiequeen #selfiegamestrong #selfieking 

When you are sick of the word selfie (me, right now) and don’t want to use the word selfie (ahh, again!) in your hashtag:

#selfportrait #selfshot #faceoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #selfietime #instapic #myself #portrait #pose #self

But, Here’s The Real Tea

Those ultra-popular, top selfie hashtags aren’t going to necessarily help you. Oh that’s right, Ashley, it’s called you’ve been living a lie. The most used tags are not the most searched tags. Because so many people use them, it’s harder to stand out. Using popular selfie hashtags doesn’t mean that people are more likely to tap on that tag or search for it.

People might even be less likely to find your gorgeous mug, ❤ your post, follow your account, and turn you into a globe-prancing influencer if you’re using only generic hashtags for selfies. So…

How Do You Get Your Selfie Noticed With Hashtags?

Go niche. Don’t be chicken and rice, be chicken tikka masala on a porcelain dish (yes, it’s the second food reference of this article, I’m sorry, my fridge is empty and it’s lunchtime). Instead of using the most popular Instagram hashtags, find and use selfie hashtags that are more niche to engage an audience that’s more relevant to you in some way. They could be related to your location (#selfieinparis,) describe what you’re doing in the photo (#boredatworkselfie, #selfiewithmom) or connected to your skills and interests (#selfiestyle, #crossfitselfie)

 

hashtag funeral

 

You’re more likely to get followers from niche hashtags than generic ones, since your selfie will be more accessible. People won’t have to scroll miles to find your post, and your chances to be featured on Instagram’s hashtag search page for that hashtag are higher. 

 

 

Need more inspo? Here are 6 popular selfie hashtag niches on Instagram:

As we mentioned above, it’s not enough to just use the most popular selfie hashtags on Instagram: you can drill down a lot more and probably get more eyeballs for your selfies if you get more specific:

Best friend hashtags

best friend selfie hashtag instagram
You can’t be best friends until the selfie is published, with the appropriate #bff hashtag

 

Your ride-or-die BFF is there through thick or thin. Make your friendship #InstagramOfficial with the right best friend selfie hashtags:

  • #friend
  • #friendship
  • #instagood
  • #bestfriend
  • #bestfriends
  • #besties
  • #goodfriends
  • #friendshipgoals
  • #squadgoals
  • #bff
  • #lovethem
  • #friendsforever
  • #friendshipquotes
  • #friendsforlife

Self-portrait hashtags

woman self portrait selfie hashtag

No, self-portraits aren’t in the same league as a selfie, although they sound kinda similar. If you’re taking professional-style self-portraits (and usually not on your smartphone camera), use these self-portrait hashtags to show off your selfie photography chops:

  • #selfportrait
  • #photography
  • #portait
  • #artist
  • #photographer
  • #me
  • #myself
  • #closeup
  • #selfshot
  • #photooftheday
  • #instame
  • #portraitpage
  • #portraiture
  • #canon
  • #model
  • #artistsoninstagram

Morning hashtags

Yaaaaawn. Did you get up at the crack of dawn for an unforgettable sunrise photo? Make sure the hours of lost sleep were worth it—add these morning-themed hashtags to your post for more likes:

  • #goodmorning
  • #morning
  • #sunrise
  • #picoftheday
  • #morningmotivation
  • #morningvibes
  • #morningglory
  • #goodvibes
  • #day
  • #beautifulmorning
  • #buongiorno

Coffee hashtags

coffee hashtags for instagram photos

Coffee makes the world go ‘round. Plus, it’s a great way to add new followers to your Instagram. Nobody can resist the allure of a warm, perfectly-positioned cup of cafe au lait in the sunshine. Use these coffee selfie hashtags to connect with fellow coffee-lovers:

  • #coffee
  • #coffeetime
  • #caffeine
  • #latte
  • #coffeelovers
  • #coffeeaddict
  • #latteart
  • #coffeegram
  • #cappuccino
  • #coffeebreak
  • #coffeelove
  • #coffeelife
  • #baristalife
  • #icedcoffee

Tea hashtags

tea hashtag for instagram selfie

Coffee gets all the credit, but tea is actually a super-popular niche on Instagram, too. If you’ve got boxes of loose leaf taking up your pantry, show them off to your followers with the right tea hashtags

  • #tea
  • #greentea
  • #igtea
  • #instatea
  • #tealeaf
  • #teainstagram
  • #herbaltea
  • #teatime
  • #teapeople
  • #teaparty
  • #teacup
  • #tealover
  • #teaaddict
  • #drink

Breakfast hashtags

breakfast photo instagram hashtag
Why would anyone prepare such a beautiful breakfast unless they can share it on Instagram? #yum

 

It’s the most important meal of the day, after all. Who could resist a well-lit shot of your gourmet avocado toast at Sunday brunch with the girls? Show that bad boy off with the right breakfast selfie hashtags

  • #breakfast
  • #vegan
  • #yum
  • #healthybreakfast
  • #breakfasttime
  • #foodpics
  • #foodie
  • #glutenfree
  • #brunch
  • #foodporn
  • #instafood
  • #foodphotography

The Bottom Line for Selfie Hashtags:

You can use up to 30 hashtags on an Instagram post, so why not use a combo of niche + generic selfie hashtags to cover all bases? Give context to your selfie and attract new followers. Before you bust out your iPhone and hashtag your selfie away, here’s a few last selfie hashtag tips:

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  • If your account is set to private, your tags won’t appear publicly on hashtag pages. Duh, but #justsaying.
  • You can tag stories. You can use up to 10 on one story. But that’s a lot, don’t overcrowd it. 
  • Important! Here’s a list of banned hashtags of 2020 that you might think to associate with your selfie. For more info on why hashtags get banned and what that means for you, this article has all you need to know. 

Bonus list of just a few more selfie hashtags that are big on Instagram in 2020:

#americangirl, #attractive, #babe, #boho, #bikinibody, #beautyblogger (but #beautybloggers works), #curvygirls, #ig, #ilovemyinstagram, #instamood, #likeforlike and #likeback ( <– I can’t. Are people really still using these!?), #models, #prettygirl, #snap, #single, #sopretty, #streetphoto, #woman, #women

Tag your selfies with any of these hashtags to ensure as wide a reach as possible for your selfie photos!