Since Instagram is accessed primarily on mobile devices this can be tricky to determine since users can take a quick peek at their Instagram feed at anytime and anywhere. This makes it harder to determine viewing and interaction habits vs other social networking sites. Take into consideration these two major factors that will affect your own best time to post:
So how do you get your picture on the Top Post section of your chosen hashtag? Like Facebook post algorithm, Instagram Top Post algorithm is really simple. If your photo or video receives lots of comments and likes in short period of time, it has a good chance that is will go viral and get to the Top Posts page on Instagram. This post algorithm works the same for Top Location Posts.
Here is a Q& A with our founder of Instafamed Paulina (@sheispaulina): Hi Paulina, how long did it take you to get almost a million Instagram followers? I joined Instagram two years ago. When I first joined I had no idea what Instagram was really about and didn't post often. After a year I really started to be active on Instagram and posted more frequently. At this point more followers started to engage with me and it was sort of a "domino effect" from there.