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Ownage’s Picks: Best Instagram Prank

Jul 13, 2021

Snap, shoot! Do you like taking photos or videos and sharing them for the whole world to see? If yes, then you’ve definitely come to the right place! Pranksters are known to be resourceful and creative when it comes to their ideas. They don’t hold back and they surely know how to maximize available resources. Give them a piece of paper and they already know what prank idea to do with it. Ask them to download only one app and they already know that a trusted prank calling app from Ownage Pranks is the way to go! When the only thing left for them to use for their next prank session is a smartphone, they immediately know what is the right thing to do: an Instagram prank!

Instagram is undeniably one of the world’s top social media apps. Boasting a whopping 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Store, it deserves to be coined as the #1 photo-sharing application. However, just like any other thing, Instagram has had a rough start towards where it is now. From the company’s staggering momentum to being found by someone who had no formal training in computer science, everything that happened allowed them to grow and flourish to become the prank-worthy state that they are in now.

Contrary to what people believe that Instagram is a photo-sharing app right at the start, well, they have it wrong. At first, founders Krieger and Systrom just wanted to establish an app that focuses primarily on photographs taken on mobile devices minus the social media app standards like commenting and ‘liking’ features. However, when they saw the app Hipstamatic and its potential to become one of the world’s most sought platforms to share and capture photos and videos, they began improving Instagram’s photo-sharing experience and was finally launched to the world. 

Top Instagram Facts You Need To Know

If you’re going to be using the world’s #1 photo-sharing application in your next prank idea, we think it’s important to honor Instagram through these facts and be more than acquainted with it. 

  • Instagram is a photo and video-sharing platform that was launched in 2010 by Kevin Systrom.

  • It was first launched in the iOS App Store.

  • The first prototype for the application was a web app called Burbn, which was because of the founder’s love for fine whiskeys and bourbons.

  • The Instagram app was launched on October 6, 2010 and had 25,000 downloads and users in just ONE DAY.

  • Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock.

  • The word Instagram comes from instant camera and telegram.

  • The top five most followed brands on Instagram are National Geographic, Nike, Victoria Secret, 9GAG, and Nike Football.

  • When Instagram launched its video-sharing capability, 5 million videos were uploaded in just 24 hours!

  • The most liked photo on Instagram is a post by Kylie Jenner of her daughter with a whopping 17.9 million likes.

  • New York City is the most Instagrammmed city of 2017. However, the most Instagrammed location is Disneyland in California.

  • Instagram is the second most engaged network, just behind Facebook.

Now that you've finally gotten the chance to know more about one of the apps you use the most, it's time that we go through these 9 BEST INSTAGRAM PRANK IDEAS suggested by our favorite pranksters all across the globe! Now's the perfect time to step up your prank game. Hurry, try and do these social media pranks to your family and friends right now!

You Met A Celebrity Prank

Nothing beats a prank with a little bit of Photoshop action! In this Instagram prank idea, it's better if you know how to use any photo editing software since this involves faking the fact that you met your favorite celebrity and fooling your friends or family that you're with them in real-time. All you have to do is edit (or ask someone if you're not confident enough with your photo editing skills) a very convincing photo with you and a famous celebrity. We recommend using a really, really famous celebrity that your friends and family can easily recognize. Do a little research and make your editing really believable to give the idea that your post isn't an edited photo in the first place. Here's a pro tip we can give you: make use of tag locations and creative captions so you can surely fool everyone that you're with a famous person.

Fake Spoilers Prank

Do you want to infuriate your fellow Modern Family or Game of Thrones fan? Fret not because we are here to give you the instructions on how you can make your precious followers mad and irritated, thinking that they're spoiled on the next big thing that is going to happen to their favorite TV series or to the film they are looking forward to watching this weekend. Just make up a fake spoiler about a popular TV series along with a really eye-catching photo. Just when they're about to finish reading what they thought was just an innocent caption related to the photo you posted, it will take them a second to realize that they already are reading a *spoiler* for the next episode of Game of Thrones. Make it creative!

I’m On A Vacation Prank

Do you want your friends to be jealous of you? Are you planning on ditching a night out with friends to stay home and binge-watch instead? In this Instagram prank idea, we are going to make use of Instagram's geotagging feature. Trick everyone into thinking you're really on vacation. All you have to do is pick a really cool destination that your family or friends would believe that you'd actually go to (like a dream place you've already mentioned to them) and just search for photos of the city's popular tourist destination if you're good with Photoshop and want to up your pranking game a little, edit yourself to make it seem like you're really there and having a fun time as well! Pose with your passport or luggage, and don't forget to use the geotagging feature of Instagram. No one will ever know that you're really just at the comfort of your home in your robe with a glass of wine.

I Got Hacked Prank

This next Instagram prank idea is sure to make your friends worry about your Instagram account for hours. The idea is simple: you have to fool your friends into thinking that some intelligent spies have unfortunately taken control of your account and that their accounts are also at risk. Okay, here’s what you have to do: just download any weird and creepy photo on the Internet and post it on your Instagram account along with a caption like “Hello, this is the Association of International Spies for Instagram Hacking, we are here to notify all those who follow this account that the Instagram handle *your Instagram handle* has been seized forever due to malicious activities. Everyone who follows this account is open for inspection and by-passing of private data.” Trust us, this is going to be epic!

Big Announcement Prank

Put every single one of your Instagram followers at the edge of their seats with this Big Announcement Prank idea we have for you. All you have to do is post a photo or video in your Instagram feed or stories of you posing as if you have achieved a very important milestone in your life along with a really, really long caption that leads to nowhere. Another thing you can do to tease everyone is to make a post or story along with the caption “I have a very important announcement later!” and never talk about it anymore. PLAIN EVIL!

Avid Insta-poster Prank

The goal of this Instagram prank is simple: ANNOY. YOUR. FOLLOWERS. You only have to do a few things: 1) download 20 or more random photos from the internet, the varied they are, the better, 2) post them all at once, and 3) wait for any of your followers to message you and tell you how annoying of an Instagram user you are! Just a disclaimer: this could lead to some loss of followers, so we hope you're ready for what will happen after you try and do this Instagram prank.

I Got A PS5!

Ah, yes, nothing beats making your friends jealous of your newly bought Playstation 5 only to find out it was just an Instagram filter after all. Alright, here’s what you need to do: Open your Instagram app and add a story. Look for the browse effects option and type in “Fake PS5” and the filter should show up. We suggest accompanying it with a believable caption like “Spent all my monthly savings for this! So excited to play with my new Playstation 5!” or something as simple as “Thanks for the early birthday gift, mom and dad!”

Comment And Like Every Single Photo On Your Friend’s Account

Do you want an Instagram prank idea that is harmless but is surely able to annoy your friend? Just do this prank idea! Go through your friend’s Instagram feed and like and comment on every single post they have. They will get hundreds of notifications and will leave their phone buzzing nonstop.

Instagram Name Change Prank

This next Instagram prank idea has spread like a wildfire in 2020 and was known as the Instagram name change. The logic of this prank involves fooling someone to change their Instagram name twice into something hilarious like “pooplover” or “dungeater”. The problem with this is that Instagram allows only two name changes in 14 days. Whoever has fallen into this trap will remain with an embarrassing name for two weeks without being able to change it. 

And that was it for the ultimate list of best Instagram prank ideas you can do to your cyberfriends. We have a lot of non-Instagram prank ideas at our Hall of Fame! Don’t forget to share this with your friends so they can get back on other people when you prank them. Don’t let us down, prankster!

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