It’s that time of year again that Instagram’s top 9 snaps fill your feed. The Instagram Top 9 trend started a few years ago with celebrities like Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber all jumping on the bandwagon, creating their own top nine collages, and sharing them with their millions of followers. And as the year comes to a close, you might want to create your own Instagram top 9 snap for 2020.
Beware of fake versions that claim to offer other top 9 or best nine services as these fake websites and apps can pose a security risk to your device.
These counterfeit websites and apps were one of the reasons the top nine developers BetaLabs launched their CreatorKit service as well.
CreatorKit can also create an Instagram Top 9 and have other tools useful for developers.
As with topnine.co, the CreatorKit official website also allows you to create an Instagram top 9 by simply entering your Instagram details.
There are also Android and iOS apps for the CreatorKit program.
A FAQ on the CreatorKit website explains why Top Nine can now also be found on the CreatorKit platform.
It states, “This year we decided to add Top Nine to the CreatorKit platform, so you can also use our powerful video editor to create videos using your Top Nine photos and videos of 2020.
“Another important factor was that many of the clones claiming to be the original Top Nine posed a security and privacy risk and unknowingly used a fake tool that believed it was our Top Nine tool.”
While a post on the CreatorKit website goes into greater detail on top nine fake apps that have sprung up since the original, it became a huge viral sensation.
It states: “We receive messages from people who say that their Instagram account username has been ‘hacked’, deleted or changed after using our app.
“In fact, they unknowingly used a counterfeit tool because they thought it was our top nine tool. This is one of the reasons we created it under the CreatorKit platform at CreatorKit.com/TopNine.”
Tell-tale signs of Top Nine fake apps are those that ask you to sign in if your Instagram account is public and those that don’t show an address bar when you need to sign in.
BetaLabs stated, “With some apps, you can’t see if you’re signing into https://instagram.com or some other fake page that looks exactly like Instagram’s sign-in page. This is known as a phishing attack.
“To make sure you’re securely signing in, look at the web browser address bar. If you can’t see the address bar, better not to risk it with this app.”