Will Smith, welcome to Instagram!
In honor of the momentous occasion, DeGeneres — who has a little under 50 million followers on Instagram — taught Smith everything he needed to know about the app, including how to take selfies: with a duck face, mirror selfies, a baby, and vegetables (inspired by Oprah’s garden selfies).
Saving the best for last, DeGeneres taught the star what a #TBT was, dressing them both up as characters from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
“It’s gonna be like a Throwback Thursday,” she told him. As the theme song played and the crowd began to sing along, the two took multiple photos that Smith then shared on his brand new Instagram account.
Among his famous friends, one of the first to welcome him was a lot closer to home. His wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, congratulated her husband on his arrival to Instagram, writing, “Welcome to Instagram @willsmith :)” on her own social media account.
Justin Timberlake joined in the welcome, sharing a #tbt of himself and Smith, and writing, “Welcome to Instagram @willsmith. This is called a #TBT. Which means Throwback Thursday. Which is a photo you post on Thursdays that you like, that was taken in the past. I like this photo because it’s a photo of you and me. And we look like we are having a serious conversation about something very important. And that makes me feel important.”
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Smith is quickly wracking up on followers, boasting about 800,000 followers at the time of this posting.
While the actor is only a beginner, he seemed to quickly get the hang of it as he also added a baby picture of himself.
“Ya’ll ain’t got no filters like this,” he wrote in the caption of the throwback photo.