The legendary Jennifer Aniston officially joined Instagram earlier this month. And, believe it or not, her massive gain of followers actually caused the app to crash! Read all about the newest celebrity to join the social media giant…
The Day Jennifer Aniston Joined Instagram
October 15, 2019, started off like any other, ordinary day around the world. However, after this year, many will remember it as the day Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram – and broke the app!
The 50-year-old Hollywood actress finally joined the social media app. She seems to love it, joking about being late to the party. Aniston’s first post a blurry photo of herself and the rest of the Friends cast, apparently from a recent mini-reunion dinner they had. Aniston added a caption, “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM.” Of course, that was only the beginning of the star’s incredible day on Instagram…
Aniston “Broke” The App
When users realized Aniston joined the ‘gram, it seems like everyone tried to hit her ‘Follow’ button. The Friends star gained hundreds of thousands of followers in just a matter of hours. That’s about when Aniston’s account crashed. Afterward, a simple, blank page with an Instagram message reading, “Sorry, this page isn’t available.” To simply put it: Aniston’s massive following was just too much for the app to handle. As you might imagine, the crash created a Twitterstorm with many disappointed users sharing their failed attempts to follow Aniston on Instagram.
Thankfully, Instagram quickly noticed the error and managed to fix it in a few hours. Today, the actress has over 17.2 million followers, an incredible number for someone who only joined two weeks ago. And her success does not stop there! While she hasn’t posted much, every one of her posts has around 4 million likes and thousands of comments.
A Hollywood Royal
A few weeks after Aniston joined Instagram, the news became official: the legendary Hollywood icon indeed broke Guinness World records by gaining the most followers in a single day. Who held the number one spot before her? Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s IG account. Numerous big names and friends started following her, like Adam Sandler, Julia Roberts, and even her ex-husband Justin Theroux.
However, Aniston isn’t wholly new to Instagram… she admitted in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that she enjoys social media, but it could be intimidating to use. So she created a fake account where she could use it and “stalk” others… “It was a stalker account, yes. When I was thinking about doing this, I sort of figured it was time to kind of understand the world and dip my toe into the sort of social media pool.”
Welcome, Jennifer! Thank you for keeping us entertained.