What Is Instagram Best 9/Top 9?
A site called Top 9 will review your posts from the last year and assemble the top nine images -- the photos you posted on your account that received the most likes -- into a single gridded picture. You can easily post your Top 9 grid on Instagram, possibly making it your new top post of the year... in which case, repeat the process until the content snake has swallowed its tail. But nothing's stopping you from keeping your Instagram Best 9/ Top 9 to yourself this year, especially if you open it only to find that all nine photos are pizza pics. Or your dog. Or the right side of your face.
The free Top 9 service comes in both a desktop version and an app version, so you can express yourself with your selection. But be warned, if your Instagram is set to private, you'll have to use the app to get your Top 9. Also note that if both the Top 9 site and the app aren't working for you (it may be overloaded by thousands of people doing the same thing on New Year's Eve), there are plenty of other sites and apps that do exactly the same thing. Take a quick look through your mobile app store of choice and you'll find multiple Best 9/Top 9 app options.
In fact, this Best 9 site will provide you with a visual ranking of your top posts without requiring your email address. Since it won't be sent directly to you, you'll just have to save the resulting grid/collage to your camera roll/phone's photo library before you'll be able to share it on your profile. Even better, the site also offers two different versions, original (slightly taller with the total number of likes this year) or square (a perfect square with just the photos). Again, there are several other similar sites/apps that do exactly the same thing, so it may be worth poking around to find the one you like best if you're not racing to post it for all of those extra likes right away.
How to Get Your Instagram Best 9
If you're using the aforementioned Top 9 website or app, just enter your Instagram handle. Then, it'll ask for your email address. Enter your email address and the site/app will do its thing. Soon, you'll receive an email with your top performing posts assembled into a delightful little box, perfect for Instagramming, for even more likes. A perfect content circle/possible Ouroboros. This process is generally how it works across several Best 9/Top 9 apps and sites, though some of them don't involve emails. It's so easy, you probably don't need these instructions.
By the way, you can conveniently get your Top 9 printed on a T-shirt or a mug through the Top 9 website and similar services, too. Well, that is if you're cool with wearing all your best pizza and dog pics out in public.