Instagram is one of the best channels to reach a new, highly active audience for your product and website. In this guide we want to talk about the importance of funny instagram captions that are engaging and activating your followers to react. This can be either likes, shares or even comments.

We will cover why caption matters, not just the photo itself. We will go into detail about using hashtags in text, and cover the guidelines.

Even more, looking for some funny Instagram captions to use or better, to get inspired by? You have come to the perfect place. At the end of this guide, we list a huge selection of the funniest captions for Instagram and photos to use.

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A Bunch of Caption Ideas to get inspired by:

Why your Caption matters

“Back in the day” when Instagram was new, the photos played an absolute major role. It was the photos quality, the uniqueness and the creativity that really made accounts grow quickly.

With all the rights in the world!

Today, the caption plays also a major role. This is something not to underestimate. Your caption will decide if a user is going to take an action to leave a comment or even save or share your post.

Depending on your audience, it may be the caption is even more important than the photo itself. Use the caption to engage with your audience and activate them. You could:

  • ask a question – to encourage answer
  • ask to tag their best friend (to try this new recipe for instance)
  • visit your blog to find the full itinerary, recipes, book…

Most likely your users won’t do what you want all the time; obviously. But give it time and see what works best for your audience.

My tip: Look at your insta numbers; you might be surprised to see how many users actually save your posts or share it in a message. There are many data you cannot see instantly. This only works for business accounts.

To check this data, visit your post > “View Insights”.

Below I show you a screenshot.

Improve your reach with your captions

Hashtags in Captions

Besides Captions, you can also use actual hashtags. You can use up to 30 hashtags on a single Instagram post. But, just because you can, it does not meat you should. It can look spammy easily. We recommend to use 5 to 6 and max 10 hashtags for your posts.

How to use hashtags under your caption? One of the most popular way to do this is by adding dots dots dots; and then hashtags separately.

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#icecream #icecreamlover #matchalover #drinkphotography#matcha #matcharitual #matchacreations #icecreamtruck #icecreamlovers #icecream🍦 #matchaicecream #icecreamislife #foodphotography #foodphotographyandstyling#foodstylingandphotography #foodstylist #photographyfoodlovers #matcha #foodstyling #foodphotographytoday #foodphotographyph #foodstylingphotography #matchalover #matchalatte #foodphotographer #foodphoto #foodphotography📷 #photofoodoftheday #foodphotographytips#foodphotoblog

Captions Food

Guideline and Limits of Captions

When writing your text, you may find the limits of characters. Honestly, I never reached the limit of characters for my text. Yet, I have found other creators reaching the limit and then saying “continue in comments“.

I had a look and here are the character limits on instagram:

  • Instagram caption character limit: 2200 characters
  • Instagram hashtags limit: 30 hashtags
  • Instagram bio character limit: 150 characters (including emojis)
  • Instagram username character limit: 30 characters

Below I collected a few simple guidelines that will help you writing great captions:

  • do not use swear words; Instagram may block this post
  • The first line is the most important! You need to user to click “read more” to open the full text. Remember this!!!
  • Try to add your Call To Action e.g. “Check the full recipe on my blog; link in bio”
  • Use hashtags beneath the text and not within. Using hashtags within the text reduces readability
  • Use emojis, it helps breaking down the content
  • Use shorter sentences and breaks.

Best time to post to Instagram

First of all: It depends!

On average, the best time to post on your instagram account is from 1pm to 3pm of your main users/ followers time zone. But, run some numbers first. IF you are in New York City, but your main audience is in San Francisco, well, just make the math.

You can use your instagram insights as well. You can see the best days and time to post in your numbers.

How to find insight numbers?

  • Visit your profile
  • tap “insights”
  • under “accounts reached” you will get the most active days of your audience
  • under “total followers” you will get all the juicy details about your audience such as
    • Gender
    • Top Locations
    • Age Range
    • Most Active Times – per day and hour

So there you have it! It really depends on your audience. But, the absolute amazing news is, Instagram just tells you when to post is best.

Pro Tip: When your audience is most active at 1pm, you should post around 10 minutes before this time. It also helps to add an instagram story. This way you appear twice in the feed of your users. You know, playing the algorithm-game.

How to find new caption Ideas

As said before, I think it is best to check what works with your audience and brand. If it is humor, great. If it is more serious content, then so be it.

Give it a go and test it.

Below you find a wide range of great inspiration. Get the creative juice flowing.

Couple

Looking for funny Instagram captions for that perfect photo moment with your beau? It’s always a fun moment when you spend it with your other half but there are times that are just over-the-top funny and we have photos to prove it. Upload it to your social media and share to your friends your love’s funny moment. No harm in sharing a good laugh!

  • Do you know what’d look good on you? Me .
  • You marry so that you can know each other and the process lasts for infinity.
  • With great girlfriend comes great expenses.
  • Dear MATH, stop asking to find your X, she’s not coming back.
  • Make love, not war. Hell, do both. Get married..
  • My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way.
  • Newton’s law of love: Love can neither be created nor be destroyed. Only it can transfer from one girlfriend to another with some loss of money.
  • I don’t want to be in a relationship, also I would rather be in a Range Rover.
  • One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
  • Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you’re in.
  • I know that somewhere in the Universe exists my perfect soulmate … but looking for her is much more difficult than just staying at home and ordering another pizza.

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Funny Couple Caption

Cute

We can’t help it, sometimes we just want to add spice in our lives and upload cute photos in our Instagram feed. But photos aren’t everything, it needs an equally cute caption to work its magic. Read through some of the funny Instagram captions that you can use for your photos.

  • Why is it that we tend to take relationships for granted? We unconsciously think it can take care of itself. But love neglected is the start of indifference.
  • There is no such thing as a perfect person, but someone’s heart can have the perfect intention.
  • You don’t have to jump high for people to like you, love you, want to be with you, and notice you. You just have to be yourself, and you will be accepted for who you are.
  • Stop being a zombie. Find something that you’re excited about in your life; otherwise, you’re just walking dead.
  • I put my best foot forward, then my worst foot after that, then my best foot again.
  • Insecurities can make even the smartest and most beautiful person foolishly question themselves despite how amazing they truly are.
  • Mental stimulation and an emotional connection between two people trump a physical and love connection any day. However, having all of the above is even more powerful and meaningful;
  • Consider yourself blessed.
  • Even the most beautiful people will have at least some insecurity, whether they admit it or not.
  • People won’t always love you. They may love what you bring to the table and love what you may do for them, but that doesn’t mean they love you. Learn the difference, my friends.
  • Before spending time trying to find someone, you must first find yourself.
  • Make sure to savor all your special moments, step outside of yourself, and bask in your own presence, while it’s still present.
  • You and I are cupcakes of an everlasting honeymoon party.

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Funny Cute Captions

Food

While love life is life, food is lifer and we mean that in the most literal sense. Eat, pray, love. Uh, no. Photo first, caption second, eat later. Stop scrolling and searching in Google. We have the funny Instagram captions on food right here!

  • If we’re not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?
  • I eat cake because it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere.
  • Bikini season is right around the corner. Unfortunately, so is the pizza place.

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Funny Food Captions

Friends

Admit it, you love your friends and you go crazy when you’re with them. That means a lot of awesome and fun times worth capturing. Don’t post something crappy, pick a photo that best describes your friendship, and pick the perfect Funny Instagram captions to go with your funny moments.

  • Let’s just stay friends=never talk again.
  • I know you are a sensitive person but no worry I am Sensodyne to your sensitivity.
  • People are people but my fellows are really fellows.
  • You laugh. I laugh. You cry. I cry. You jump off a really tall cliff. I yell, “Do a flip!”
  • I hope you dance like no one’s watching because they’re not—they’re taking selfies.
  • People are like Oreos. The good stuff is on the inside.
  • Friends buy you lunch. Best friends eat your lunch.
  • I hope we are good friends until we die, then I hope we can stay ghost friends, walk through walls and scare people.
  • Friends come and go, like the waves of the ocean… But the true ones stay, like an octopus on your face.
  • I don’t know what’s tighter, our jeans or our friendship.
  • We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing home.
  • Every tall girl needs a short best friend.

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Funny Friends Captions

From Movies

Referencing funny lines from the movies never grow old. Let’s take some of them and make it our funny Instagram captions for our photos.

  • Go ahead, make my day.
  • Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.
  • Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!
  • You talkin’ to me?
  • Show me the money!
  • Houston, we have a problem.
  • I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
  • Round up the usual suspects.
  • I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!

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Funny Movies Captions

Generic

Here are some of the most generic captions for every occasions.

  • I put my phone in airplane mode, but it’s not flying!
  • Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.
  • Brains are awesome. I wish everybody had one.
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if doctor is cute, forget the fruit.
  • I’m actually not funny, I am just mean and people think I’m funny!
  • I’m a smart person, I just do stupid things.
  • Dear Lord, there is a bug in your software… it’s called Monday, please fix it.

Funny Generic Captions

  • Don’t worry, Beyonce.
  • There is no angry way to say bubbles.
  • Don’t interrupt someone working intently on a puzzle. Chances are, you’ll hear some crosswords.
  • I am a ninja. No, you are not. Did you see me do that? Do what? Exactly
  • How do I feel when there is no Coffee? DEPRESSO.
  • Life happens. Coffee helps.
  • Be a Warrior, not a Worrier.
  • I’m a big fan of whiteboards. I find them quite remarkable.
  • If you fall, I will be there. Signed: Floor.
  • All we have is NOW.
  • When you are Downie, eat a brownie.
  • You are one in a melon.

Funny Generic Captions 2a

  • Don’t take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive.
  • Chilling like a gangster…
  • It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
  • Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
  • I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

Funny Generic Captions 1

  • You’d have a big ego too, if you were as great as I am.
  • Cheeseburger and Fries: We don’t go out on dates.
  • (Swimsuit photo)
  • I don’t know how their arteries aren’t clogged with metal, because both of these girls have HEARTS OF GOLD.
  • Can I get an “AMEN”?
  • It’s not about who would let me, it’s about who will stop me?
  • Great friends happen because you’re a great friend too.
  • Don’t let anyone tell you that you wear too much black.
  • The only thing I throwback on a Thursday is a scotch.
  • It’s been one blur of fun.
  • It’s Coffee O’Clock!

  • Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.
  • Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.
  • Friendship isn’t a big thing. It’s a million little things.
  • I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color. — Wilson (Expensive Mistakes) by Fall Out Boy
  • This may be the night that my dreams might let me know… All the stars are closer. — All the Stars by Kendrick Lamar & SZA
  • Feeling like a boss, and staring at the stars, it doesn’t matter the cost, ’cause everybody wants to be famous. — Everybody Wants to Be Famous by Superorganism
  • Shine on, diamond, don’t make me wait another day. — My My My! by Troye Sivan
  • No point in holding onto what’s broken, so let’s live in the moment. When one door closes, another one opens. Stop trying to control it and start living in the moment. — Live in the Moment by Craig David
  • Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat cake.
  • Birthday: A day to celebrate that you haven’t died in the last year.
  • I don’t look a day over fabulous!

  • Sometimes, someone comes into your life so unexpectedly, takes your heart by surprise, and changes your life forever.
  • I love that you are my person and I am yours, that whatever door we come to, we will open it together. — A.R. Asher
  • My prince is not coming on a white horse… he’s obviously riding a turtle somewhere, really confused.
  • I spend a lot of time holding the refrigerator door open, looking for answers. Also food.
  • How I feel when there is no coffee? Depresso.
  • For me being in math class is like watching a foreign language movie without any subtitles.
  • When nothing goes right, just go left.
  • It is Priceless to find friends with same mental disorder.
  • Strangers think I’m quiet, my friends think I’m outgoing, but my best friends know that I’m completely insane.
  • It’s not how many friends you can count, it’s how many of those you can count on
  • The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.#
  • Hope to be your friend until we die, become best ghosts after death.

  • “Why did no one warn me [eating ice cream/walking the dog/taking a picture with a baby] was so dangerous?”
  • “It seemed like a good idea at the time. I have terrible judgment.”
  • “Deploy the secret cuteness weapon—kids!”
  • “I totally knew that creepy guy was behind me. Sure I did.”
  • These two weirdos are perfect for each other.
  • A party without a cake is just a meeting.
  • It’s been an emotional day. Even the cake is in tiers.
  • I can’t wait to ugly cry at the next wedding.
  • Marriage? It has a nice ring to it.
  • Gross. She has to live with a boy now.
  • A wedding isn’t about a bride and groom. It’s about the party.

  • Some of the best memories are made in flip flops. – Kellie Elmore
  • Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be. – Nora Ephron
  • I’m sorry for the things I said when it was winter. – Unknown
  • If you’re not barefoot then you’re overdressed. – Unknown
  • Girls just wanna have sun. – Unknown
  • Summer is here. I’m in the process of moving all my bad habits outdoors. – Unknown
  • Summer should get a speeding ticket. – Unknown
  • A little bit of a summer is what the whole year is all about. – John Mayer
  • I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this. – Susan Branch
  • Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. – Sam Keen
  • When all else fails, take a vacation. – Betty Williams
  • A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. – Robert Orben
  • If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue. – Katie Lee
  • To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn
  • I need a six month holiday, twice a year.
  • If a dentist makes their money from unhealthy teeth, why would I trust a product 4/5 of them recommend?
  • How did I get back to my crib last night.
  • we made it, it’s Friday!
  • I read the twilight books.
  • When I feel a little down, I put on my favorite high heels and dance.

  • What if the princess wants to be with Bowser but Mario keeps kidnapping her.
  • Invite me to play Candy Crush one more time.
  • How do I put this, you’ll never sleep again.
  • I love sleep because it’s like a time machine to breakfast.
  • Teacher knows who my crush is, assigns my seat next to her.
  • I’m the strong silent typo.
  • Syndrome of a down.
  • Weekend, please don’t leave me.

  • Changed all my passwords to incorrect, then every time I forget my password, it says “your password is incorrect”.
  • Darwin award goes to…
  • So you’re telling me I have a chance.
  • They see me rollin, they hatin.
  • Hey girl, I like the way we finish each others, sandwiches.
  • A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
  • Heart boys who make funny faces when they see you for the first time.
  • I know, I’m lucky that I’m so cute.
  • Oh pizza, you understand me so well.
  • My chocolate chip cookie, is rasin 🙁
  • Who’s awesome? You are!
  • Impossibru!
  • I just want to cuddle, that’s all I want.
  • I am an Instagram Caption!
  • Best selifie ever.
  • You guys are just so darn cute.
  • When the bus driver starts driving before you even get to your seat.
  • When the parents hate it, the kids lvoe it.
  • If you look in the mirror when your eyes are shut, it’s like watching yourself when you’re asleep.
  • Being famous on Instagram is like being rich on Monopoly.
  • Omg. Look at me. Instagram selfie.
  • Being single is smarter than being in the wrong relationship.
  • They used to shout my name, now they whisper it.

  • I don’t always surf the internet, but when I do, eyebrows.
  • You said everyone would be here.
  • You keep using that word, I don’t think it means what you think it means.
  • I’m on a seafood diet, I see food and I eat it.
  • Turn the pain into power.
  • Stay strong, the weekend is coming.
  • How a woman tells society she is single.
  • Work until your idols become your rivals.
  • How do you know your girlfriend is getting fat? She fits into your wife’s clothes
  • I thought this was America.
  • The moment when she says you’re cute.
  • Lives change like the weather. I hope you remember today is never too late to be brand new.

  • I smile because I have no idea what’s going on.
  • Three mistake did by everyone. Instagram, Facebook, and GF!
  • Boys will be boys as long as there are no girls in the picture.
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if the doctor is cute, forget the fruit.
  • I’m a smart person, I just do stupid things.
  • Alcohol will give different, type of superhuman power!

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Guys

Some of the funniest punchlines on Earth is made by men who just throw the nonsense jokes in the air without thinking about it . Take a look at some of men’s funniest remarks and use it for your funny Instagram captions instead.

  • If a dentist makes their money from unhealthy teeth, why would I trust a product 4/5 of them recommend?
  • I know that somewhere in the Universe exists my perfect soul mate. but looking for her is much more difficult than just staying at home and ordering another pizza.
  • I know the voices in my head aren’t real. But sometimes their ideas are just absolutely awesome!
  • I liked memes before they were on Instagram
  • I know you are a sensitive person but no worry I am Sensodyne to your sensitivity.
  • You know, I like hashtags because they look like waffles.
  • I Live And I Learn But I Wait My Turn. I’m Always On The Run, Got Weight To Burn.
  • I look at people sometimes and think. Really?? That’s the sperm that won.
  • I’m a math teacher. One plus two equals me and you
  • I love my six pack so much, I protect it with a layer of fat.
  • I need a six month holiday, twice a year.

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Lyrical

  • I’m here for a good time not a long time.
  • I can’t really see another squad tryna cross us.
  • I’m up right now and you suck right now.
  • No new friends.
  • Where you movin’? I said onto better things.
  • Know yourself, know your worth.
  • Make the most out of tonight, and worry ‘bout it all tomorrow.
  • I’m way up, I feel blessed.
  • I cannot see heaven being much better than this.
  • Live for today, plan for tomorrow, party tonight.

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Romantic

  • There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
  • No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star.
  • Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
  • We accept the love we think we deserve.
  • A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
  • Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
  • Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
  • True love stories never have endings.
  • We love the things we love for what they are.

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Sarcastic

  • Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.
  • If had a dollar for every smart thing you say, I’d be poor.
  • I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here.
  • I have two speeds. If you don’t like this one, you’re definitely not going to like the other one.
  • I love sarcasm. It’s like punching people in the face but with words.
  • Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.
  • Young people think that money is everything. Old people know that this is correct.
  • I can’t come to work today. I have to stare at the ceiling and question every decision I’ve ever made.

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Selfie

  • God is really creative, I mean just look at me.
  • Who cares, I’m awesome.
  • Eat, sleep, click, repeat.
  • I’m different, fuck your opinion.
  • Oh, darling! Go buy a personality.
  • Remember when you were better than me ?.. Ans: ya neither do I.
  • My demons hide in my loudness. So if you don’t want the evil to come out, don’t shut me down in a very sarcastic manner.
  • You know that feeling when the really cute girl walks by in the mall, and you smile, try to be smooth, and take a drink of tea, and run the straw up your nose?
  • Who washed and waxed their truck in this lovely 32-degree weather? Yes, that’s right! Me!

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Words of Wisdom

  • “I want to be like a caterpillar. Eat a lot. Sleep for a while. Wake up beautiful.”
  • “An apple a day keeps anyone away if you throw it hard enough.”
  • “I tried to be normal once. Worst two minutes of my life!”
  • Never let a man treat you anything less than Beyonce.
  • Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.

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Summary: Cool Instagram Quotes

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By now we hope you have found one of your funny Instagram captions to put under your photo.There’s so many quotes in the world. We try to keep this article up to date, adding always more and more quotations we find.

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