The 9 Most Annoying Things People Do on Instagram

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The 9 Most Annoying Things People Do on Instagram
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We all know it's true: There are some very questionable shots uploaded to Instagram (I'm looking at you, Cara Delevingne (opens in new tab)). Though I'm embarrassingly obsessed with everyone on this list, sometimes I seriously question their strange photo choices. So, here is my unofficial, official list of what not to do on social media:

1. Vacation pictures. Extra points if your glistening legs or sand-covered toes are included.

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2. Mediocre-looking food. If your food is so unbelievably spectacular that you have to snap a pic, fine. But let's be real, most food pictures leave much to be desired.

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3. Engagement rings. OMG Congrats! So happy for you. Yada, yada, yada.

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4. Inspiration quotes. Except I can't make fun of Kendall Jenner because she is dating Harry Styles and therefore is my idol.

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5. Sleeping selfies. You're not sleeping! You're taking a selfie!

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6. Almost naked sexy selfies. The female body is a beautiful thing. That doesn't mean I want to see it on my Instagram feed.

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7. Pre-, post-, or during-gym sessions. It makes me depressed.

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8. Pointless collages. I'll take four large pictures over a million tiny ones any day.

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9. Oversharing. Love ya but TMI.

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Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.