Friends cast reunion photo goes viral

Actress Jennifer Aniston has got the Friends cast back together in her Instagram debut.

Aniston, well known for playing Rachel Green in the television sitcom, has just joined the social media platform and posted her first picture on Wednesday morning (NZ Time).

"And now we're Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM," the actress wrote.

The picture featured Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer - the main cast of the show. 

It quickly went viral, with more than 2.4 million likes within three hours. 

Many of Aniston's famous friends commented on the post, including Cox, who wrote: "Love you".

"I. Can't. Handle. This," said actress Kaley Cuoco.

"YASSSS!!! Welcome to Insta Jen!!!" wrote Reese Witherspoon.

Ashley Tisdale, Chelsea Handler, Justin Theroux and the official Instagram account also commented.

Fans have been holding out for a Friends reunion for years, with numerous rumours emerging of a return being on the cards. This year was the show's 25th anniversary.

Aniston recently told Variety that the cast were up for a reunion, but the producers weren't for it. 

"Our producers wouldn't want it, wouldn't let us. Look, it's not been without our desire to, because our fans have wanted it so much... I mean, we haven't all sat in a room. But would we have loved to have done something together? Yeah. It would have been fun. We could have redesigned it for a couple episodes. But whatever. Maybe it's better this way, but we'll never know."