For reasons that are not entirely clear, Instagram does not yet offer an official year-end rollback feature of the top nine.
This, unfortunately, forces people interested in finding out what their top nine Instagram photos are to turn to often suspicious third-party services.
Given that Instagram is owned by Facebook, a platform that brings you nostalgia almost a week through its automated “friendship anniversary” videos, it’s strange that the social network for sharing images and videos does not officially offer its own. . version of Spotify’s ‘Wrapped’.
As some people probably know, but many are not, nothing is really free on the internet or in app stores, and this is especially true when it comes to end-of-the-year apps mining your content. With that said, if you’re looking for a top nine image you can post on ‘#humblebrag’ about your spectacular year, here’s how you can make that happen.
Two of the most popular apps available are ‘Main nine‘and’Best nine. While both platforms are very similar to each other, there are also some key differences. For example, since Top Nine works as both a website and an app, you can avoid entering your email address, although the desktop version still requires it. Top Nine also works with public and private Instagram accounts.
On the other hand, Best Nine doesn’t ask for an email, you can only search for posting accounts, and it takes a little longer than its main competitor.
For what it’s worth, both Top Nine and Best Nine claim that they will not sell user data to third parties in accordance with their privacy policies.
The next step with both platforms is to enter your Instagram identifier and then wait. Top Nine seems to track your account pretty quickly (it only took me a few seconds), while Best Nine can take up to 10 minutes depending on whether you use their app or website. For example, I left the Best Nine app running for 30 minutes and did not receive an image.
Once the waiting game is over, both Best Nine and Top Nine generate a basic square image showing their best Instagram photos of the year. Save this photo to the image app of your choice if it’s on a mobile device and post it. If you gathered your coveted compilation of images on the desktop, you will need to get the photo on your smartphone. I usually do this via AirDrop or upload the photo to Google Drive and then download it from my iPhone.
Top Nine will also send you the photo if you enter your email, although to remove the watermark you will need to download the app.
Both platforms have options to download an image that is not watermarked, which is always a bonus.