Important announcement for Top Nine 2022.
Read our blog post here.
"Because if it's not on your Top Nine grid, did it really happen?" - Refinery 29
Read all press from Mashable, CNN, The New York Post, and many others sharing the story behind the #TopNine trend.
What started as a simple tool for Instagram, grew into the biggest Instagram trend of every year, regardless of the pandemic.
More than 1,000,000 posts with #TopNine.
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We launched the Top Nine app 6 years ago,
starting the biggest Instagram trend.
Top Nine became a huge trend, making it attractive for malicious actors exploiting the trend by creating Top Nine clones.
You can now choose from dozens of static and animated video templates.
Download the Top Nine app to use all our templates.Download Top Nine
Top Nine is both an app, and an Instagram trend. The Top Nine app is a tool that we created to help you generate a collage featuring your Top Nine Instagram photos of the year. The app went viral and grew into a trend where every year millions of Instagram users, influencers, and celebrities share their Best Nine Instagram moments of the year using the Top Nine app.
The Top Nine trend was created by a team of engineers, marketers, and designers building awesome tools and apps for social media. You can learn more about who is behind Top Nine on our About Us page.
Your Top Nine Instagram posts selected by the Top Nine app are not only the most-liked Instagram photos. We believe that your Top Nine Instagram posts should represent your best 9 moments of 2022, and those are not just selected based on the number of likes they have. There's a very complex algorithm in place to select these. In fact, that’s what makes Top Nine unique :)
The algorithm selects your Top Nine Instagram posts based on a number of factors: number of likes, comments, among others. You can read more about how the Top Nine algorithm works following this link..
Top Nine is developed and maintained by a team with years of experience building tools and apps used by millions of users. Your data and Instagram account are safe, and we never gain access to your Instagram password because the authentication process happens on Instagram.com itself. You can read more about security and privacy using Top Nine following this link.
In certain cases, like when your account is private, we may ask you to sign in to Instagram to provide us with read-only access to see your Instagram posts. This sign up process happens on Instagram.com, meaning we don't have access to perform any other action than "reading" your Instagram posts. We don't have access to any settings, messages, or any other part of your Instagram account.
Apps named "Best Nine for Instagram" are not provided by us. Many clones that claim to be Top Nine or similar services are currently available on the App Store. We receive messages from people explaining that they used our app when they've actually used an app called Best Nine or a Top Nine clone.
We understand this confusion as Top and Best are used as synonyms in many articles, but the name of our app is "Top Nine", and it's only available on topnine.co, topnine.app, and our official mobile apps linked from our official websites. If you use a different Top Nine app, the selection of the 9 photos will be different, and more importantly, we can only ensure the security of your account if you use our app.
Top Nine is the original app that started the Top Nine Instagram trend, and the one trusted by millions of Instagram users, influencers, and celebrities. That’s the reason why every year it gets to the #1 spot of the App Store in most countries, including United States . Also, the Top Nine algorithm, together with our commitment to data privacy and security , is what makes us be trusted by each of those millions of users. This enables us to continue building more creative ways to re-live and share those best moments of your year in new formats, building new tools for creators year after year.
This year, Instagram launched #Recap2022, a Reels template where users can add their photos and videos. However, Instagram is not choosing the Top Nine Instagram reels and posts of the year. Most people go to TopNine.co to find their Top Nine posts and reels.
That's why most of the 2022 recap reels have nine photos or videos, and everyone posting with the #2022Recap hashtag is also posting with #TopNine.
As creators of the trend, we love seeing the Top Nine trend is still alive!
Instagram has an advanced feature where users can choose to hide the like count on specific posts. Unfortunately, you need to enable like counts on all of your posts for Top Nine to work properly.
If you decide to change your settings on your posts, please wait up to 1 hour for Top Nine to refresh your Top Nine.
Used by celebrities and influencers, even by Kylie Jenner since 2018! Sharing your #TopNine has become the best way to rediscover your best nine Instagram moments from 2022.Create Top Nine collage