How To Make A 'Best Nine' Post On Instagram

Well, the end of 2015 is nigh, so if you haven't managed to catapult your ~brand~ into Insta-fame yet, you're probably going to have to wait until next year. And what better way to do that than to make a "best nine" on Instagram? If you haven't been seeing the best nine pop up on your dash yet, it's a handy little app that sources all the information from your Instagram posts, figures out which ones got the most likes, and then puts the top nine in a cute little grid. Now all 11 of my followers (and my mom, when she remembers that Instagram is a thing her kids do) can admire the nine most-liked bathroom selfies of my year! Hooray!

But what's even cooler is that it doesn't only work for your Instagram feed, but also for anybody else whose information is public. That means you can easily check out Taylor Swift's top nine and live vicariously through the glory of her #CatGoals all through the holiday season, or gift a friend by making one for their Instagram feed and surprising them. In the end, you'll have a photograph that looks a little bit like this, give or take a few pics of an over-excitable blonde hobbit:

If there is anything I have learned about myself in 2015 from this post, it's that I have two selfie faces: :/ and :O. Nothing in between.

So how do you make this magic work? When you go to the app's website, you'll see a screen like this:

As long as your Instagram ID is public, you should be able to type it right into the search bar. You're going to get a bazillion weird pop-up ads, but power through, mes amis. The end result will be worth it when you can post your grid-organized swag all over Instagram. Plus, you can see how many likes you got in the past year, stack them against the totals of your social-media-savvy Gen Z friends, and internally weep at your inability to filter pics of your shoes on the sidewalk! Or you can spare yourself the psychological trauma by checking out celeb versions:

Here's to making a bunch more things Insta-worthy in 2016!

Images: Emma Lord/Instagram