Instagram is well known for it’s simplistic and creative photo editing features, but it seems the Facebook-owned company doesn’t want to proliferate its app with additional features. As Instagram has officially announced a new standalone app, Boomerang, which enables users to create looping videos that are solely one second long.
The app takes a one-second burst of five photos to create a short video loop which can be shared to the main Instagram app and Facebook. In simple words, the app converts your snap into a mini video loop that plays forwards and then reverses again and again.
The main highlight of the app is that it doesn’t require an Instagram account and you don’t even have to log in.
The Boomerang works disputably similar to Phhhoto, an app which also allows users to fabricate gif-like clips. Although Phhhoto comes with bounteous sharing and filtering options.
But somewhere down the line, Instagram has been loath to add novel features directly into its main app, and that’s why the company has been engaged in building stand-alone apps. After Hyperlapse and Layout, the Boomerang is the third stand-alone app from Instagram.