Instagram’s Fresh Boomerang App Allows You Make GIF-like Looping Videos on iOS, Android

Instagram is in the process of releasing its latest app, a video maker which is known as Boomerang. The app, as disclosed some very few days ago has the capability to allow users produce short animations which are also shareable and could play from beginning to end and in a reverse mode from end to beginning—this is surely where the name originated from, Boomerang. This is the going to be the most recent in a bursting wind of add-on apps which have been launched by Instagram, the Facebook-owned company.

Boomerang app

Via an official a blog post relating to the new Android and iOS app, Instagram disclosed that: “Boomerang takes a burst of photos and stitches them together into a high-quality mini video that plays forward and backward. Shoot in portrait or landscape. Share it on Instagram. Boomerang automatically saves it to your camera roll. We’re inspired by the visual stories you tell on Instagram.”

Whether Facebook would choose to ignore the stark reality or not, Boomerang is surely going to add flame to the prevailing tussle between Instagram and Twitter’s video-centric Vine platform. Boomerang also draws its sword descending into the gladiator arena with that other great GIF purveyor, Tumblr.

Among the many apps which were of late released by Instagram are: Layout (which lets users create video collages) and Hyperlapse (which lets users create time-lapse videos). Borrowing a cue from analytics firm App Annie, downloads for Hyperlapse in iOS have steadily been on the decline since its introduction in 2014; it now dances about the position of the 225th most downloaded photo or video app in App Annie’s metrics.

On Thursday, Instagram released the new app for Android and iOS devices called Boomerang. So as said with this app, users could make brief videos that loop back and forth. It really bears resemblance to a GIF or preferably Apple’s Live Photos on the iPhone 6S, although it will not have the ability to capture audio.

How is this going to be possible? Just one press on the capture button takes a quick succession of 10 photos that are at once all which are all attached together in a 1-second video.

After this, you now have the choice of playing the video basically in reverse or even play the video back. Boomerangs can be shot in portrait mode just as it could also be shot on landscape modes s well, and you could share it to Instagram, Facebook and other social networks.

The Boomerang app is available now in the Google Play store and Apple’s App Store.

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