Will Smith Joins Instagram, Gets a #TBT Welcome from Justin Timberlake

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Welcome to Instagram, Will Smith!

The 49-year-old actor has finally made an Instagram account, announcing the big news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday. 

In honor of the momentous occasion, DeGeneres took it upon herself to teach Smith everything he needed to know about the 'gram, like how to snap pictures of food, with babies and perfect the popular duck face. The pièce de résistance, of course, was the talk show host's tutorial on #ThrowbackThursday, during which she made Smith dress up as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

"It's gonna be like a Throwback Thursday," the host told Smith. Check out the blast from the past below! (About four minutes in).

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And if DeGeneres' guide didn't do the trick, Smith was also welcomed to the app by another A-lister, Justin Timberlake. 

"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," Timberlake wrote alongside a photo of him and Smith. "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."

Smith's foray into social media comes just in time for the release of his new movie, Bright, which hits Netflix on Dec. 22. See more in the video below. 

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