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The most-liked tweet was posted by the account of American actor Chadwick Boseman, announcing his death in 2020.

This list contains the top 30 tweets with the most likes on the social networking platform Twitter. Twitter does not provide an official list but news and mainstream media make lists.[1][2][3][4] As of July 2021, the most-liked tweet has over 7 million likes and was tweeted from the account of American actor Chadwick Boseman, announcing his death from cancer.[5] Three accounts have more than one of the most-liked tweets in the top 30: South Korean boyband BTS has twenty, while former U.S. president Barack Obama and U.S. president Joe Biden each have two.

List[edit]

The following table lists the top 30 most-liked tweets on Twitter, the account that tweeted it, the total number of likes rounded to the nearest hundred thousand, and the date it was originally tweeted. Tweets that have an identical number of likes are listed in date order with the most recent tweet ranked highest. The notes include the details surrounding the tweet.

  Account suspended
Rank Tweet Posted by Likes
(millions)
Date posted Context
1 [It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV... ][6] Family of Chadwick Boseman
@chadwickboseman
7.3 August 28, 2020 [A]
2 "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..."[9] Barack Obama
@BarackObama
4.2 August 12, 2017 [B]
3 It's a new day in America.[12] Joe Biden
@JoeBiden
4.1 January 20, 2021 [C]
4 Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.[14] Barack Obama
@BarackObama
3.8 January 26, 2020 [D]
5 Congratulations to the Astronauts that left Earth today. Good choice[17] Andy Milonakis
@andymilonakis
3.6 May 30, 2020 [E]
6 We did it, @JoeBiden.[19] Kamala Harris
@KamalaHarris
3.2 November 7, 2020 [F]
7 😙[22] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
3.2 January 24, 2021 [G]
8 America, I'm honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.
I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.[25]
Joe Biden
@JoeBiden
3.2 November 7, 2020 [H]
9 Hey guys, wanna feel old?
I'm 40.
You're welcome.[27]
Macaulay Culkin
@IncredibleCulk
3.2 August 26, 2020 [I]
10 아미 보고 싶다 ㅜ[30] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
3.1 April 11, 2021 [J]
11 Hi Army😊[32] V
@BTS_twt
3.1 August 16, 2020 [K]
12 Never Not 💜[35] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
3.1 May 3, 2020 [L]
13 셀프 염색 :)
#JJK[38]
Jungkook
@BTS_twt
3.0 February 24, 2021 [M]
14 💜 x7[40] BTS
@BTS_twt
2.9 June 1, 2021 [N]
15 연습 연습 연습!!!
#JK[43]
Jungkook
@BTS_twt
2.9 May 29, 2021
16 정국이 생일축하해요이?[44] V
@BTS_twt
2.9 September 1, 2020 [O]
17 Quarantine day 6.[46] Jamie
@gnuman1979
2.9 March 16, 2020 [P]
18 💜💜[48] V
@BTS_twt
2.8 June 25, 2021
19 [49] Suga
@BTS_twt
2.8 May 29, 2021
20 ButTerS 😎[50] RM
@BTS_twt
2.8 May 21, 2021
21 [BTS member Jin posted a selfie with no caption][51] Jin
@BTS_twt
2.8 May 6, 2021
22 Savage Love 🎶 #SavageLoveRemix[52] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
2.8 October 8, 2020 [Q]
23 This is just...
#우리아미상받았네[54]
BTS
@BTS_twt
2.8 September 8, 2020 [R]
24 IM OFFICIALLY CANCER FREE !!! 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️[56] Mel
@_melaneee
2.8 June 30, 2020 [S]
25 👨‍🦳😎📸[57] J-Hope
@BTS_twt
2.7 June 24, 2021
26 Love U ARMY💜💞💓💜[58] J-Hope & Jin
@BTS_twt
2.7 June 22, 2021
27 🐔[59] J-Hope, RM & V
@BTS_twt
2.7 June 14, 2021
28 행복했습니다♡
#JJK #SOWOOZOO[60]
Jungkook
@BTS_twt
2.7 June 14, 2021
29 생일 축하해주셔서 감사합니다~[61] Suga
@BTS_twt
2.7 June 13, 2021
30 레쓰기릿!💜[62] BTS
@BTS_twt
2.7 June 13, 2021

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tweet announcing the death of American actor Chadwick Boseman. Boseman died after complications with colon cancer, which he had been diagnosed with four years prior; the diagnosis was only made public after his death.[7] It became the most-liked tweet in the history of Twitter within 24 hours of its being posted, and was the most-liked tweet of 2020.[8]
  2. ^ This tweet was the first of three, by former US President Barack Obama, quoting a passage from Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, in response to the 2017 Charlottesville attack.[10] The accompanying picture, taken in 2011 by former White House photographer Pete Souza, shows Obama visiting a day care center in Bethesda, Maryland.[10] Twitter publicly confirmed four days later, on August 16, 2017, that it had become the new most-liked tweet on the platform ever with over 3.3 million likes at the time of announcement.[10] The tweet surpassed previous record holder Ariana Grande's Manchester tweet on August 15, 2017, when it reached 2.7 million likes three days after being posted.[11]
  3. ^ President-elect Joe Biden posted this tweet on the day of his inauguration as the 46th president of the United States.[13]
  4. ^ Obama wrote this tweet in tribute to American basketball player Kobe Bryant after news of his death in a helicopter crash surfaced.[15] According to Twitter's year-end review, it was the second most-liked tweet of 2020.[16]
  5. ^ American comedian Andy Milonakis posted this tweet in response to the launch of Crew Dragon Demo-2 by SpaceX on May 30, 2020 during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and George Floyd protests.[18] According to Twitter's year-end review, it was the third most-liked tweet of 2020.[16]
  6. ^ Vice president-elect Kamala Harris tweeted a video of herself congratulating president-elect Joe Biden over the phone after the pair won the 2020 United States presidential election.[20] According to Twitter's year-end review, it was the fifth most-liked tweet of 2020.[16][21]
  7. ^ BTS member Jungkook posted a selfie featuring his newly-dyed blond hair.[23] The tweet surpassed 1 million likes in 58 minutes.[24]
  8. ^ Joe Biden's first tweet after defeating Donald Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election. It accumulated over 1 million likes in less than half an hour of being posted.[26]
  9. ^ American actor Macaulay Culkin, best known for his role as young Kevin McAllister in the Home Alone and Home Alone 2 movies, posted this tweet a day after his 40th birthday.[28] Intended as a joke to "make people feel old", the tweet elicited thousands of shocked responses from fans, many of whom still thought of Culkin as the film character.[29] According to Twitter's year-end review, it was the fourth most-liked tweet of 2020.[16]
  10. ^ BTS member Jungkook posted a selfie of him wearing a purple sweatshirt (the color is symbolic of the band's fandom) and a black beanie, with the caption "ARMY I miss you" in reference to the band's fans.[31]
  11. ^ BTS member V posted a pair of selfies from behind-the-scenes of a photoshoot.[33] In December 2020, Twitter revealed that his tweet was both the most-liked K-pop related tweet and the most-liked BTS tweet of the year with 3.2 million likes.[34]
  12. ^ Video clip of BTS member Jungkook singing "Never Not" by American singer Lauv.[36] The tweet accumulated 1 million likes within two hours; it was additionally the fastest in 2020 to reach 1 million views.[37]
  13. ^ BTS member Jungkook posted a selfie with self-dyed blue hair.[39]
  14. ^ BTS posted two group selfies of the band celebrating the debut of its single "Butter" at number one on the Billboard Hot 100[41]—it was the band's third number-one debut and fourth number-one song on the chart overall.[42]
  15. ^ BTS member V tweeted this video of him wishing fellow bandmate Jungkook a happy birthday in Korean in celebration of Jungkook's 23rd birthday that day.[45]
  16. ^ User Jamie Gagnon of Wisconsin tweeted a video of a sock puppet eating cars, making light of the quarantine imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. His tweet accumulated over 3 million likes for the period March 16–22, 2020—it was the most liked tweet of that week.[47]
  17. ^ Video clip of BTS member Jungkook singing the BTS remix version of "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" by New Zealand music producer Jawsh 685 and American singer Jason Derulo.[53]
  18. ^ BTS tweeted this video of the band celebrating in response to the news that its latest single "Dynamite", released on August 21, 2020, had remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second consecutive week.[55]
  19. ^ User Mel tweeted in all caps about beating cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  24. ^ Biden, Joe [@JoeBiden] (November 7, 2020). "America, I'm honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me" (Tweet). Retrieved March 7, 2021 – via Twitter.
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  26. ^ Culkin, Macaulay [@IncredibleCulk] (August 26, 2020). "Hey guys, wanna feel old? I'm 40. You're welcome" (Tweet). Retrieved March 1, 2021 – via Twitter.
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  48. ^ Suga [@BTS_twt] (May 29, 2021). [Yap] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved June 29, 2021 – via Twitter.
  49. ^ RM [@BTS_twt] (May 21, 2021). "ButTerS 😎" (Tweet). Retrieved June 21, 2021 – via Twitter.
  50. ^ Jin [@BTS_twt] (May 6, 2021). "[BTS member Jin posted a selfie with no caption]" (Tweet). Retrieved June 14, 2021 – via Twitter.
  51. ^ Jungkook [@BTS_twt] (October 8, 2020). "Savage Love 🎶 #SavageLoveRemix" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2020 – via Twitter.
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  56. ^ J-Hope [@BTS_twt] (June 24, 2021). "👨‍🦳😎📸" (Tweet). Retrieved July 18, 2021 – via Twitter.
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  58. ^ J-Hope, RM & V [@BTS_twt] (June 14, 2021). "🐔" (Tweet). Retrieved July 12, 2021 – via Twitter.
  59. ^ Jungkook [@BTS_twt] (June 14, 2021). 행복했습니다♡ #JJK #SOWOOZOO [I was happy♡ #JJK #SOWOOZOO] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved July 5, 2021 – via Twitter.
  60. ^ Suga [@BTS_twt] (June 13, 2021). 생일 축하해주셔서 감사합니다~ [Thank you for congratulating us on our birthday~] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved July 26, 2021 – via Twitter.
  61. ^ BTS [@BTS_twt] (June 13, 2021). 레쓰기릿!💜 [Let's get it!💜] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved June 30, 2021 – via Twitter.