To the many records associated with the 2022 World Cup, we must add Lionel Messi’s new record on Instagram. Indeed, the Argentine striker now has the most liked publication on the social network. This is a series of photos released by Messi after the final, in which he is seen lifting the cup won by his team. Posted two days ago, this post has over 68 million likes, as of this writing.
“Thank you very much to my family, to all those who support me and also to all those who believed in us. We demonstrate once again that Argentines, when we fight together and united, we are able to achieve what we have decided to do”can we read in the publication of the PSG striker.
Lionel Messi ends Instagram’s egg reign
And thanks to this publication, Lionel Messi beats the old record, held by… an egg! In 2019, the photo of this egg published by the “world_record_egg” account managed to accumulate more likes than a photo of Kylie Jenner, who was then the most liked publication on Instagram. The Instagram egg is nothing special, other than the fact that it was posted to accumulate likes, and break the record at the time. “Let’s achieve the record of the most liked photo on Instagram together. By beating the record currently held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We can do it ?”we read in the description of this legendary photo.
The publication of Lionel Messi will certainly be beaten one day. But in the meantime, the footballer can boast of being both world champion and Instagram champion. To console the fans of the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, know that this one is however still the most followed person on Instagram, with more than 520 million followers, against 405 million for Leo Messi.
A record of tweets during the final
As mentioned above, during the 2022 World Cup witnessed many records. For example, on Twitter, Elon Musk said that after a goal by France during the final, there were 24,400 tweets per second, which is a record for a World Cup.
24,400 tweets per second for France’s goal, highest ever for World Cup!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
“There were 147 billion impressions of the #WC2022 conversation globally, easily surpassing #WC2018 and more than doubling the number of impressions of the #Tokyo2020 Olympics. Whether the crowd is reacting to a great goal, watching highlights, predicting the outcome of the next game or celebrating star players, fans have taken to Twitter to discuss all aspects of the game”we also read in a post from the platform.