How to Create an Instagram Best Nine Collage

Showcase your top nine Instagram posts

What to Know

  • Go to Top Nine for Instagram. In the Instagram ID field, enter your username > Continue.
  • After your best nine Instagram collage loads, select Square > right-click image and save it to your device.
  • Then, launch Instagram app and create a new post as you usually would.

This article explains how to create the Top Nine Instagram Collage post, a popular Instagram trend featuring a single image containing smaller versions of the nine most-liked images posted from an account during the past calendar year.

How to Create a Top Nine Instagram Photo Collage

Follow these steps to create a Top Nine Instagram Photo Collage:

  1. To make an Instagram photo collage, you need an active Instagram account with at least nine posts from the previous calendar year, a web browser, and an internet connection.

    Your account must be set to Public for this to work. To change this setting in the Instagram app, tap Settings > Privacy > Account Privacy and disable Private Account. You can make your Instagram account private again as soon as you have your Top Nine Instagram collage image.

  2. Open your favorite web browser and go to

  3. Enter your username into the Instagram ID field.

    Top Nine website

    There's no need to type the '@.' Also, remove any spaces.

  4. Select Continue.

  5. The website fetches your Instagram post data. This can take from a few seconds to several minutes.

    Don't select anything while this process is completing and don't refresh the web page.

  6. After your best nine Instagram collage loads, select Square. This gives you a clean image without any additional text.

  7. Right-click the image and save it to your device.

    When using a computer, send the image file to your iOS or Android device with the Instagram app installed. This can be done via email or by uploading it to a cloud service like OneDrive, Dropbox, or Google Drive.

  8. Open the Instagram app on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet and create a new post as you usually would, making sure to select your recently created Instagram photo collage as your image.

Best Instagram Top 9 Creation Methods

A popular way to create a collage of your nine most-liked Instagram photos is to use an app or website that specializes in this feature.

There are various app options for iOS and Android, in addition to a number of websites. Before you choose a service to create your collage, check the following:

  • Does it ask for your email? Some services collect your email address for marketing purposes. If you're concerned about privacy, avoid services such as this.
  • Does it leave a watermark? Some Instagram collage services embed a watermark over the finished image that renders it useless. Websites and apps that do this often charge a fee to remove the watermark.
  • Does it ask for your Instagram login information? Collage apps and websites that require login information have caused Instagram accounts to be shut down or locked due to suspicious behavior caused by the collage creation process.

The easiest and safest way to make a best nine Instagram collage is to use Top Nine on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The instructions below cover this method.

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