NEW YORK, NY – October 16, 2019: Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking can confirm that Friends” star Jennifer Aniston broke the Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to reach one million followers in an incredible 5 hours and 16 minutes.

Aniston, whose first photo post featured a selfie with her fellow Friends cast members, kept her introduction to the photo and video sharing social media network simple with a bio that read 'Friends call me Jen.'

This photo went live on her account yesterday, October 15. The candid group shot was accompanied by the caption: "And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM"

Since then, awareness has spread, helping Aniston to reach more than 7 million followers on her page.

This is the third time the record has been broken in 2019.

It was previously held by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who launched @sussexroyal in April this year and broke the title in 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Prior to this, the record was held by K-Pop star Kang Daniel who achieved 1 million followers in 11 hours 36 minutes.

Before Kang Daniel, the record was claimed by Argentina's Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio whose account reached 1 million in 12 hours after debuting the verified Vatican Media channel 'franciscus' in 2016.

Aniston is no stranger to record-breaking feats - she shares the record title of highest paid TV actress per episode with fellow Friends cast members Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox Arquette, featured in the Guinness World Records 2016 edition, as well as previous editions.

In 2008, she was joint record holder of the most powerful actress record, a title she shared with Angelina Jolie after the pair was featured in the Forbes 100 Celebrity List.

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Elizabeth Montoya 

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