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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 May 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 band BTS has seventeen, former U.S. President Barack Obama has three, and U.S. President Joe Biden has 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.

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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
7.4 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..."[8] Barack Obama
@BarackObama
4.2 August 12, 2017 [B]
3 It's a new day in America.[11] 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.[12] Barack Obama
@BarackObama
3.8 January 26, 2020 [D]
5 Congratulations to the Astronauts that left Earth today. Good choice[14] Andy Milonakis
@andymilonakis
3.6 May 30, 2020 [E]
6 😙[16] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
3.2 January 24, 2021
7 We did it, @JoeBiden.[17] Kamala Harris
@KamalaHarris
3.2 November 7, 2020 [F]
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.[18]
Joe Biden
@JoeBiden
3.2 November 7, 2020 [G]
9 Hey guys, wanna feel old?
I'm 40.
You're welcome.[20]
Macaulay Culkin
@IncredibleCulk
3.2 August 26, 2020 [H]
10 Hi Army😊[23] V
@BTS_twt
3.1 August 16, 2020 [I]
11 Never Not 💜[26] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
3.1 May 3, 2020 [J]
12 아미 보고 싶다 ㅜ[29] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
3.0 April 11, 2021
13 셀프 염색 :)
#JJK[30]
Jungkook
@BTS_twt
3.0 February 24, 2021 [K]
14 정국이 생일축하해요이?[32] V
@BTS_twt
2.9 September 1, 2020 [L]
15 Quarantine day 6.[34] Jamie
@gnuman1979
2.9 March 16, 2020 [M]
16 Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time.[36] Barack Obama
@BarackObama
2.8 January 20, 2021 [N]
17 Savage Love 🎶 #SavageLoveRemix[38] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
2.8 October 8, 2020 [O]
18 This is just...
#우리아미상받았네[40]
BTS
@BTS_twt
2.8 September 8, 2020 [P]
19 IM OFFICIALLY CANCER FREE !!! 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️[42] Mel
@_melaneee
2.8 June 30, 2020 [Q]
20 What a headline[43] Myles
@1kingmyles
2.8 May 28, 2020 [R]
21 석지니[44] Jin
@BTS_twt
2.7 October 17, 2020
22 🎂 Happy Birthday to me 🎂[45] RM
@BTS_twt
2.7 September 11, 2020
23 🐈😊
#JIMIN[46]
Jimin
@BTS_twt
2.7 August 23, 2020
24 ready? #vcut[47] V
@BTS_twt
2.7 August 21, 2020
25 방탄 아미 파이팅[48] BTS
@BTS_twt
2.7 July 26, 2020 [S]
26 You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask[49] Twitter
@twitter
2.7 July 2, 2020 [T]
27 Army painted me😁[51] V
@BTS_twt
2.7 May 25, 2020
28 올해도 열심히 😚 러뷰 아미 💜[52] J-Hope
@BTS_twt
2.6 March 15, 2021
29 다음엔 꼭![53] Suga
@BTS_twt
2.6 March 15, 2021
30 손이 꽁꽁 얼어버렷다🥶☕❄😷[54] J-Hope
@BTS_twt
2.6 January 7, 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]
  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.[9] The accompanying picture, taken in 2011 by former White House photographer Pete Souza, shows Obama visiting a day care center in Bethesda, Maryland.[9] 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.[9] 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.[10]
  3. ^ Posted on the day Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
  4. ^ Obama wrote this tweet in tribute to American basketball player Kobe Bryant after news of his death in a helicopter crash surfaced.[13]
  5. ^ American comedian and streamer Andy Milonakis posted this tweet during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd protests in wake of the launch of Crew Dragon Demo-2 by SpaceX on May 30, 2020.[15]
  6. ^ Vice president-elect Kamala Harris tweeted a video congratulating president-elect Joe Biden after the pair won the 2020 United States presidential election.
  7. ^ 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.[19]
  8. ^ 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.[21] 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.[22]
  9. ^ BTS member V posted a pair of selfies from behind-the-scenes of a photoshoot.[24] 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.[25]
  10. ^ Video clip of BTS member Jungkook singing "Never Not" by American singer Lauv.[27] The tweet accumulated 1 million likes within two hours; it was additionally the fastest in 2020 to reach 1 million views.[28]
  11. ^ BTS member Jungkook posted a selfie with self-dyed blue hair.[31]
  12. ^ 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.[33]
  13. ^ 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.[35]
  14. ^ Obama tweeted his congratulations to Joe Biden on the day of Biden's inauguration as the 46th president of the United States.[37]
  15. ^ 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.[39]
  16. ^ BTS tweeted this video of the band celebrating in response to the news that their latest single "Dynamite", released on August 21, 2020, had remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second consecutive week.[41]
  17. ^ User Mel tweeted in all caps about beating cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  18. ^ Photo of headline reading "Two deadly viruses are killing Americans: COVID-19 and racism".
  19. ^ Fighting is a Korean expression which can also be translated as "Good luck".
  20. ^ Twitter considers implementing the most requested Twitter feature by calling attention to the wearing of face masks in order to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic.[50]

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  11. ^ Obama, Barack [@BarackObama] (January 26, 2020). "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" (Tweet). Retrieved May 16, 2021 – via Twitter.
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  13. ^ Milonakis, Andy [@andymilonakis] (May 30, 2020). "Congratulations to the Astronauts that left Earth today. Good choice" (Tweet). Retrieved April 14, 2021 – via Twitter.
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  16. ^ Harris, Kamala [@KamalaHarris] (November 7, 2020). "We did it, @JoeBiden" (Tweet). Retrieved May 16, 2021 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ 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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  19. ^ Culkin, Macaulay [@IncredibleCulk] (August 26, 2020). "Hey guys, wanna feel old? I'm 40. You're welcome" (Tweet). Retrieved March 1, 2021 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ Respers, Lisa (August 26, 2020). "Macaulay Culkin turns 40 just to freak us out". CNN. Archived from the original on August 27, 2020. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
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  22. ^ V [@BTS_twt] (August 16, 2020). "Hi Army😊" (Tweet). Retrieved August 31, 2020 – via Twitter.
  23. ^ Lee, Seung-hoon (August 17, 2020). "눈빛에 치인다"..방탄소년단 뷔, 할 말 잃게 만드는 '남신 비주얼' [★SHOT!] ["I'm struck by your eyes".. BTS V, a 'male god visual' that makes you speechless [★SHOT!]]. Osen (in Korean). Archived from the original on November 29, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  24. ^ Hwang, Ji-young (December 8, 2020). 방탄소년단, 전 세계 트위터에서 가장 많이 언급된 계정 1위 [BTS, the world's most mentioned account on Twitter]. Daily Sports (in Korean). Archived from the original on January 26, 2021. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  25. ^ Jungkook [@BTS_twt] (May 3, 2020). "Never Not 💜" (Tweet). Retrieved December 26, 2020 – via Twitter.
  26. ^ Iasimone, Ashley (May 2, 2020). "BTS' Jungkook Covers Lauv's 'Never Not': Watch". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 3, 2020. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
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  28. ^ Jungkook [@BTS_twt] (April 11, 2021). 아미 보고 싶다 ㅜ [ARMY I miss you ㅜ] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved May 3, 2021 – via Twitter.
  29. ^ Jungkook [@BTS_twt] (February 24, 2021). 셀프 염색 :) #JJK [Self dye :) #JJK] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved May 5, 2021 – via Twitter.
  30. ^ Hwang, Hye-jin (December 8, 2020). 방탄소년단 정국, 파랑머리 셀프 변신…더 청량해졌네[SNS★컷] [BTS Jungkook, self-transformation with blue hair... It's cooler[SNS★cut]]. Newsen (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  31. ^ V [@BTS_twt] (September 1, 2020). 정국이 생일축하해요이? [Jungkookie happy birthdayyooee?] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved March 12, 2021 – via Twitter.
  32. ^ Melendez, Michelle (September 1, 2020). "BTS' Tweets For Jungkook's 23rd Birthday Are Full Of Love". Elite Daily. Archived from the original on September 1, 2020. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  33. ^ Jamie [@gnuman1979] (March 16, 2020). "Quarantine day 6" (Tweet). Archived from the original on February 15, 2021. Retrieved April 23, 2021 – via Twitter.
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  35. ^ Obama, Barack [@BarackObama] (January 20, 2021). "Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time" (Tweet). Retrieved January 22, 2021 – via Twitter.
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  37. ^ Jungkook [@BTS_twt] (October 8, 2020). "Savage Love 🎶 #SavageLoveRemix" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2020 – via Twitter.
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  39. ^ BTS [@BTS_twt] (September 8, 2020). This is just... #우리아미상받았네 [This is just... #OurARMYReceivedAnAward] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved October 12, 2020 – via Twitter.
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  41. ^ Mel [@_melaneee] (June 30, 2020). "IM OFFICIALLY CANCER FREE !!! 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️" (Tweet). Retrieved March 7, 2021 – via Twitter.
  42. ^ Myles [@1kingmyles] (May 28, 2020). "What a headline" (Tweet). Retrieved October 12, 2020 – via Twitter.
  43. ^ Jin [@BTS_twt] (October 17, 2020). 석지니 [Seokjinnie] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved November 18, 2020 – via Twitter.
  44. ^ RM [@BTS_twt] (September 11, 2020). "🎂 Happy Birthday to me 🎂" (Tweet). Retrieved September 21, 2020 – via Twitter.
  45. ^ Jimin [@BTS_twt] (August 23, 2020). "🐈😊 #JIMIN" (Tweet). Retrieved September 5, 2020 – via Twitter.
  46. ^ V [@BTS_twt] (August 21, 2020). "ready? #vcut" (Tweet). Retrieved November 29, 2020 – via Twitter.
  47. ^ BTS [@BTS_twt] (July 26, 2020). 방탄 아미 파이팅 [Bangtan ARMY fighting] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved November 29, 2020 – via Twitter.
  48. ^ Twitter [@twitter] (July 2, 2020). "You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask" (Tweet). Retrieved April 14, 2021 – via Twitter.
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  50. ^ V [@BTS_twt] (May 25, 2020). "Army painted me😁" (Tweet). Retrieved February 1, 2021 – via Twitter.
  51. ^ J-Hope [@BTS_twt] (March 15, 2021). 올해도 열심히 😚 러뷰 아미 💜 [This year we'll work hard as well 😚 love you ARMY 💜] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved May 5, 2021 – via Twitter.
  52. ^ Suga [@BTS_twt] (March 15, 2021). 다음엔 꼭! [Next time for sure!] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved April 22, 2021 – via Twitter.
  53. ^ J-Hope [@BTS_twt] (January 7, 2021). 손이 꽁꽁 얼어버렷다🥶☕❄😷 [My hand are frozen from the cold🥶☕❄😷] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved March 9, 2021 – via Twitter.