It’s New Year’s Eve, so your Instagram feed may be full of people sharing their first 9 annual review posts. If you want to create and share your own Instagram Top 9 before the end of the year, here’s how to do it.
First of all, it’s pretty ridiculous that after years of the Top 9 trend being so incredibly popular, Instagram still hasn’t implemented a native way to create and distribute the year in review directly in the app. Instead, users are forced to rely on third-party applications to create collages, some of which are less aware of privacy than others.
However, the Top 9 trend is back in effect for 2020. As you flipped through your Instagram feed this week, you’ve probably seen Top 9 posts from friends and celebrities. The idea is that these recaps will break down the top 9 Instagram posts in terms of likes for that year.
How to create your Instagram Top 9
Because Instagram hasn’t launched a native way to create your Top 9, there are a handful of third-party apps to fill the gap. The most popular way to create and share Instagram Top 9 this year is with the app called Top Nine for Instagram from the App Store.
The app will ask you for your Instagram username. Enter it and select “continue”. The app will then ask for your email address. If you have a dedicated “junk” email address, I would suggest using it here (or you can enter something completely random).
Once you’ve entered your email address, the app will generate your Instagram Top 9 grid based on the most popular posts of the year. You’ll see a “Top Nine” watermark over your network, but you can remove it with an $ 1.99 in-app purchase if you wish.
Another solution is the best new application, which is also available for free in the App Store. It does not ask for your email address and there is no watermark on the final image. However, the advantage is that it is a fairly advertising experience of an application.
To share your Top 9 grid on Instagram, tap the “Share” button in any of the apps and save the photo to your photo library or share it directly on Instagram. If you save it to your photo library, you can upload it to Instagram just like you would any other image.
One last tip: pay attention to any application that requires login to your Instagram account. These 9 top images can be generated without that access, as you can see with the services mentioned above.
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