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Instagram launches Boomerang to help you make short, fun videos

Instagram has launched a brand new, standalone app called Boomerang for making fun, short videos. But instead of actually taking videos, the app uses a string of photos to create fun loops.

Boomerang is simple to use, and doesn't require. The app consists primarily of a single white capture button, as well as a button for flipping your camera. When you tap the capture button, Boomerang takes a rapid succession of ten photos, then strings them together to create your video, which each video coming in at about four seconds. You're then given the option of sharing the video on Instagram and Facebook, through dedicated buttons, along with other services with the system share sheet.

You can download Boomerang from the Google Play Store (opens in new tab) right now.

  • Wow.... Looks kinda cool Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think I'd rather things like this and Layout were features in the instagram app rather than being a set of standalone apps
  • So it's a Zoe. Cool always liked that feature from HTC Posted via the Android Central App
  • Guess you didn't watch the video.
  • "Boomerang is simple to use, and doesn't require." Doesn't require what?
  • Apparently doesn't require... anything. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've always like simple to use things that aren't demanding Posted via the Android Central App powered by Droid Turbo