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9 Grid Instagram Post Maker!

. 5 min read

Oh, Instagram's 9-grid layout? Totally love it! Here’s the thing – it's like having a mini art gallery at your fingertips. Each square is a story, a vibe, a little peek into something bigger. And when they come together? Magic. It’s not just about posting random photos; it’s about creating a visual experience that draws people in. You start thinking of your feed as a canvas, where each post contributes to a larger, more captivating image. It’s a bit like playing Tetris with your memories and moments, arranging them so they fit just right. Plus, it’s super satisfying when you take a step back and see how all these individual pieces create a stunning, cohesive look. It challenges creativity, planning skills, and patience, but when it all clicks, it’s like, "Wow, did I do that?" Totally addictive!

There are two types of 9-grid Instagram posts. One uses 9 different images, and the other splits one image into 9!

An example of the former:

9-grid Instagram post!

An example of the latter:

3x3 Instagram image splitter! 

For both, you can use Circleboom's Instagram Grid Maker!

Circleboom's Instagram Grid Maker!

You can create 2x2, 3x3, 3x4, 4x4, 5x5 grid layouts for your multiple Instagram accounts in one place with Circleboom!

Make Your Grids

How to Make 9 Grid Instagram Posts with Circleboom

First, I will try to create 9 Grid Instagram posts (3x3) with 9 different images!

Let's follow my steps here:

Step #1: Log in to Circleboom Publish with your account.

If you don't already have a Circleboom account, you can get one in seconds for free!

Step #2: If this is your first time using Circleboom Publish, you will see several options for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google Business Profile.

To proceed, select the Instagram option. Circleboom Publish allows you to add and manage multiple Instagram accounts.

Step #3: You should click on the "Instagram Specific or Reels" option.

Then, you will be sent to where you can design your 9 Grid Instagram layout.

Instagram Specific or Reels

Step #4: On the next page, you can go to Canva, where you should select the "Elements" tab and click on the search bar.

Categories will appear. Choose "Grids" among them. And you will pick up a 3x3 grid template.

3x3 Instagram Grid

Step #5: The only thing you need to do is now to put your images on the grids. You can upload your own photos or search in Canva. You can search by term to find images.

After making your Instagram 3x3 grid post, click on the "Publish" button on the top.

Now, I will try the second option, splitting one image into 9 images!

Step #1: You should use "Grid Post" and "3x3 Image Grid" here.

As you can see, you are also allowed to choose the 3x4 Image Grid option.

3x3 Grid Post

Step #2: You see that Circleboom automatically splits your image into 9.

That is the easiest and fastest way to make 9 Instagram grid posts!

9 Instagram Grid Image Splitter

Step #3: As the last step, you can add emojis and hashtags with Instagram Hashtag Generator.

Then you can share it immediately or schedule it for a later time! You can select the best times to post on Instagram!

Schedule your grid post!

That's it! Now, you know how to make 9-grid Instagram posts with Circleboom. If you need to check other 3x3 grid styles for inspiration, you can check our guide here about the 15 best Instagram grid layouts:

The Best 15 Instagram Grid Layouts to Enrich Your Instagram Feed!
If it is hard to find what to post on Instagram for you, Instagram grid layouts are perfect options! You can pour your creativity into your Instagram grid templates, use multiple pictures in one feed and enrich your Instagram game!

Final Words

The 9-grid layout on Instagram is more than just a trend; it's a powerful storytelling tool that transforms individual posts into a cohesive visual narrative. By carefully curating content that aligns across nine squares, creators and brands can express their essence, convey their message, and captivate their audience with an immersive visual experience.

This approach challenges creativity and encourages strategic thinking about how each piece contributes to the bigger picture. As we continue to navigate social media's vast and dynamic world, embracing the 9-grid layout offers a unique opportunity to stand out, connect with followers on a deeper level, and showcase a polished, professional brand image. Whether you're sharing your journey, highlighting your brand's milestones, or simply seeking to engage your audience more meaningfully, mastering the 9-grid Instagram strategy is a step towards achieving a more impactful and visually stunning social media presence.

Circleboom provides both ways for creating 3x3 Instagram grid posts: 9 grid posts with 9 different images and splitting one image into 9. You can utilize Circleboom's amazing Instagram scheduler to create, design, share, schedule, and automate Instagram 9 grid posts.

Altug Altug

I focus on developing strategies for digital marketing, content management, and social media. A part-time gamer! Feel free to ask questions via [email protected] or Twitter (@mynameisaltug)

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