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The Top 20 Selfie Hashtags & Why You Shouldn’t Use Them

by Team Facetune / April 16, 2020

 

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 ultimate photo, perfect selfie caption, and…legendary set of 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?

  • Hashtags can get your selfie seen by more people. 
  • Hashtags can help your account get discovered and followed.
  • Hashtags add context, personality, or humor to your selfie caption.

 

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 selfie hashtags aren’t going to 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 hashtags doesn’t mean that people are more likely to tap on that tag or search for it.

People are actually 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. 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. 

 

 

The Bottom Line

You can use up to 30 hashtags on an Instagram post, so why not use a combo of niche + generic 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. 

#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