This morning, the Instagram world went into a frenzy due to a long-awaited newcomer to the platform, and we’re talking a first post that seems likely to make the most-liked photos rankings. (Can you imagine? Many moons ago, when Instagram was first on the rise, most of us would have been lucky to successfully connect with our circles of close friends immediately upon joining.) Anyway, this obviously took someone major, and that was none other than Jennifer Aniston.
The second Jennifer to break the internet this fall, Aniston held off from joining Instagram for a really long time, but even she couldn’t resist the social media platform-turned-cultural center forever. Her account has gained millions of followers in the hours since she posted her first photo, a selfie with her castmates from Friends (Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer). The post, which has over 4 million likes and more than 208,000 comments as of the time of this story’s publication, has a caption that will go down in history: “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM ??.” Someone might have to tell her that Instagram has followers and not friends, but anything for the sake of a good pun, right?
Aniston’s comments section is full of notes from celebs and fans alike, and they’re all thrilled. “YASSSS!!! Welcome to Insta Jen!!! ❤️✨?,” said Reese Witherspoon. “All I can say is MUTE BUTTON,” commented Whitney Cummings. Nice to have a friend looking out for you to prepare you for the onslaught of millions of notifications barraging your phone!
The actress has only posted one photo so far, and it’s probably the biggest thing to happen on Instagram all day. We collected seven nostalgic throwback photos that Aniston should post next, including everything from her childhood photos to backstage Friends shots. Check them out below.