Instagram's Boomerang app allows you to shoot 1-second video loops
Slowly however certainly, the workforce behind Instagram is constructing a set of cellular apps to assist individuals be extra artistic on its photograph and video-sharing platform. Following Hyperlapse and Format, we have now acquired Boomerang, an app for iOS and Android that allows you to create one-second movies that shortly play forwards and backwards. They’re slightly totally different to Vines and GIFs, given this “boomerang” impact means you will see every part periodically in reverse — and presumably, it is that factor which Instagram hopes individuals will experiment with. Like Hyperlapse and Format, the app does not have a self-contained feed, so the thought is that you’re going to need to make these video snippets and share them elsewhere (i.e. Fb and Instagram). If sufficient individuals use it, these clips might diversify Instagram and make individuals’s feeds a bit extra fascinating, pulling them away from rival apps like Snapchat.