Friday Social: Beyoncé’s babies, Instagram galleries and Twitter bullying

#FridaySocial: Beyoncé’s babies, Instagram galleries and Twitter bullying

Our #FridaySocial is a weekly round-up of the key social media news stories from the previous seven days.

Beyoncé breaks Instagram record

Superstar Beyoncé's surprise pregnancy announcement smashed Instagram records this week.

The singer took to the social media site to announce she is expecting twins with husband Jay Z – and she has now taken the title of the most liked photo of all time on Instagram.

The post, which showed Beyoncé cradling her baby bump, received 6.4million likes in less than eight hours.

It has surpassed the previous record set by Selena Gomez, which was a photo showing the star drinking Coca-Cola with the lyrics 'You're the Spark' from her song Me & The Rhythm on the bottle, which has 6.3million likes since it was posted in June.

According to Twitter, within 15 minutes of the announcement there were more than 17,000 tweets being sent per minute referring to her pregnancy. 'Twins' was also the top trend on Twitter, with 'Beyoncé', 'Blue' and 'Beyhive' also trending.