Instead of overloading its main app with features, Instagram has opted for separate apps. After launching Hyperlapse and Layout, the company has now introduced a new app called Boomerang. Also Read - Don't like what appears on you Instagram Explore? Here's how to reset or changeAlso Read - Poparazzi app is an Instagram clone that doesn't let you post selfies
Instagram s latest app essentially lets users create and share GIF-style one second videos. The company describes it as It s not a photo. It s not a gif. It s a Boomerang . The app clicks five photos in burst mode, stitches them and creates a video on endless loop. Though it is a separate app, it doesn t have its own feed, and the videos are meant to be shared on Facebook or Instagram s main app. Also Read - Facebook, Instagram finally brings the option to hide like count: Here's how to use it
“It was something we built just for fun for us to play with as a team,” Boomerang product manager John Barnett told TechCrunch. The interface is quite Spartan, and a user only gets two buttons one to switch between cameras, and the other to click the photos. Once the video has been created, you get options to share it with your friends.