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Jennifer Aniston accomplished two milestones on Tuesday morning:

1. She joined Instagram.

2. She broke Instagram.

And we mean the latter in a literal sense, not in the way Kim Kardashian meant it when she placed a champagne glass on her butt.

After many years of remaining off the social media radar, Aniston surprised fans by sharing a picture on Instagram today — and the platform was so overwhelmed by the popularity of said photo that the star’s page immediately went down.

“We are aware that some people are having issues following Jen’s page — the volume of interest is incredible!” a spokesperson for Instagram said in a statement, adding:

“We are actively working on a solution and hope to have the page up and running smoothly again shortly.”

The company did quickly find a solution, getting Aniston’s account up and running within an hour.

As for the image that stirred up such chaos in the first place?

Here it is:

Photo via Instagram

Oh, yes, Aniston came in strong, folks.

She posted a selfie of her smiling face — and those of ex-Friends co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc.

“And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM,” Aniston captioned the post.

In under an hour, she had racked up more than 116,000 followers — and had followed dozens of famous pals, such as David Spade, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and ex-husband Justin Theroux.

Heck, Theroux even commented on the picture.

"Woot-Woot! #first," he wrote, along with a hands-up (praise) emoji and a heart.

Jennifer Aniston at 50
Photo via Getty

The possibility of a Friends reunion has, of course, been rumored for many years.

This, despite there never really being any strong talk of any such event happening on the big screen or the small screen.

Aniston has told Ellen DeGeneres in the past that she’d be open to some sort of reboot or revival or, more likely, one-off event of some kind.

But nothing has ever been in the works, which actually may explain why this Instagram actually broke the Internet:

Fans may have thought it was a teaser for a confirmed reunion. Alas.

Jennifer Aniston is Smiling
Photo via Getty

Aniston now has an opportunity to amass a million followers faster than any human being to date.

Or two million.

Or 10 million.

By sharing more pictures with Cox, Perry and company? Sure, maybe.

But if she wants to guarantee her place in social media history?

Aniston simply has to post a picture of herself and Brad Pitt.