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Instagram, love it or loathe it, is very much the center of many of our lives. It’s how people share photos of their kids, their holiday destinations and their family gatherings. Yes, there are plenty of people who post nothing but photos of their breakfasts or are busy taking selfies at funerals, but for every pointless photo on Instagram, we’re willing to bet there are two that are magnificent. Just follow Trey Ratcliff’s feed and you’ll see what we mean.

If you’re the kind of person that lives on Instagram, posting your lives in pictoral form, then you’re probably also keen on getting ‘likes’ on your images. We all like to be validated here and there, and people showing appreciation for a good photo is no different. Statigr.am is a service that plugs into Instagram and takes all information it offers in order to built charts and statistics, and with the year drawing to a close the firm is offering something actually rather cool – an automatically generated video that shows off your most liked photos of the year ,or a 2013 best moments collage, as we’d prefer to call it here.

Instagram year in review

Getting your own video is as easy as could be, and we’ve outlined them in a few simple steps below so you can get up to speed in no time:

Step 1: Simply sign into Statigr.am using your Instagram credentials and tell it where to email your completed video to. You’ll see a pop-up box like the one shown below; simple click ‘GET IT!’ and you’re good to go.

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Step 2: After an hour or so you’ll receive a video in .mp4 format in your email that can then be saved anywhere you like.

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Step 3: We’d recommend then posting that same video to Instagram, if only to see if it will make the Internet implode on itself. Sort of like crossing the streams in video form.

Applying some sort of filter to the video would be a good idea, since it adds a nice effect to the whole thing.

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The video itself is created based on the number of likes your photos have received, with them being placed into a video in order of the number they received. The last image will be your most liked one, ensuring the video ends on a high. The number will depend on how popular you are in Instagram, so of you get lots of likes from lots of followers then you’ll get more out of this process than someone with few likes. Like some of us at Redmond Pie!

Statigr.am’s video is free, and you don’t have a lot to lose by letting them make you a cool video. It certainly surfaced some images we’d forgotten about, too.

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