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11 Most Liked Tweets in History That Blew X Away

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read
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Formerly known as Twitter, X is a platform with abundant information that exceeds people's expectations. Many individuals visit this platform to stay updated on real-time events.

Famous and ordinary users share news and updates through their tweets.

While some posts receive more attention and likes than others, a few have become the most liked tweets ever seen on social media.

In this article, we've have compiled a list of the 11 tweets that have received the most likes after researching statistics. Read on to enjoy the gist.


What Are the Most Liked Tweets Ever? The Posts that Received the Most Engagement.


1)Barack Obama’s Tweet on Racism

Skin color discussions have always turned into an emotional journey for many. Barack Obama took to Twitter to address the issue of racism by sharing a quote from Nelson Mandela's autobiography.

The tweet, which featured a photo from his visit to a daycare center, gained over 3.3 million likes quickly. It resonated with many people who found strength in his acknowledgment of the pain caused by racial discrimination. In the years since it was posted, the number of likes has increased to over four million.


2) Joe Biden’s Inauguration Tweet


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Joe Biden's tweet on his inauguration day symbolized a fresh start for America as he assumed office as the 46th president.

"It's a new day in America," the post read simply.

This tweet, which received up to 3.8 million likes, looked ahead to his presidency with hope and emphasized his commitment to leading the nation into a new era.


3)Barack Obama’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Following the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in 2020, Barrack Obama tweeted a moving tribute to the basketball legend.

His heartfelt message, expressing condolences and support for the Bryant family, got approximately 3.6 million likes from Twitter users.


4)Elon Musk’s Tweet To Uphold Free Speech

In anticipation of the Twitter board's approval of his buyout deal, Elon Musk tweeted on April 25, 2022, advocating for preserving free speech on the platform.

His tweet, which over three million people liked, went viral, emphasizing the importance of allowing even harsh critics to remain on Twitter.


5) X’s Tweet Addressing Everyone During Meta’s Outage


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X, formerly known as Twitter, sent out a tweet during Meta's outage on October 4, 2021, saying, "Hello, literally everyone."

This tweet received around 3.1 million likes and became one of the most popular posts of 2021, highlighting the widespread impact of Meta's social network outage that day.


6.) Andy Milonakis’s Congratulatory Tweet to SpaceX Astronauts


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In 2020, American comedian Andy Milonakis tweeted his congratulations to the SpaceX astronauts of the Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission.

The message, which had a humorous tone, went viral on social media during the George Floyd protests and the COVID-19 crisis, garnering over 3.4 million likes.


7.) Greta Thunberg’s Reaction to Andrew Tate’s Arrest in Romania

The back-and-forth between Great Thunberg and Andrew Tate continued even after one particular incident. In December 2022, following Tate's arrest in Romania, Greta took to Twitter to highlight the consequences of not recycling pizza boxes.

There were speculations that a video Tate posted mocking Thunberg played a role in his apprehension, including a pizza box from a Romanian Pizzeria, potentially revealing his whereabouts.

Though authorities dismissed this speculation, Thunberg's tweet reached an impressive 3.5 million likes, earning a spot on the platform's most-liked posts list.


8) The Tweet Announcing Chadwick Boseman’s Passing


In 2020, the world was left reeling from the impact of various events, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman.

The beloved Black Panther actor had been privately battling colon cancer for four years, a fact that only became known to the public after his passing. 

A tweet from his family revealing his diagnosis alongside his death announcement garnered an unprecedented amount of likes and retweets, making it the most-liked post on Twitter for the year, with over seven million likes. 


9) Elon Musk’s Tweet About Buying the Coca-Cola Company


Many individuals know Elon Musk's tendency to tweet about humorous topics. However, there are occasions when his statements have an element of truth.

In this instance, Mr. Musk tweeted about purchasing Coca-Cola in April 2022.

Despite being intended as a joke, the tweet received significant attention and likes. With 4.6 million likes, it became the second most popular post on the platform. 


10) Jungkook's 2021 Selfie


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On January 24, 2021, Jungkook, a member of the Korean band BTS, shared a selfie showcasing his newly dyed blond hair.

In just 58 minutes, Jungkook's tweet garnered over a million likes, making it the second most-liked post on Twitter for 2021.

The tweet has since accumulated 3.1 million likes, solidifying its position as one of the most popular tweets. 


11) "Never Not" by BTS


Jungkook, a member of the Korean band BTS, has established himself as one of the most beloved music artists globally.

His rendition of the song "Never Not" by BTS in a tweet further solidifies his popularity.

Twitter recognized this tweet as the second most popular of 2020, garnering over 3.1 million likes and approximately 1.5 million retweets. The video was shared on 2 May 2020.