The team behind Instagram recently launched a new video app. Boomerang lets users create and share a one second GIF videos on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Boomerang shoots 1 second videos made from a burst of five photos that play forwards and backwards to make a never-ending loop. It’s a great alternative to Apple’s “Live Photos” concept, so now we don’t need an iPhone 6s or 6s plus to create short fun videos.
How does it work?
Much to our surprise, users don’t need to create an account to use the app and since you don’t need to log in, users can start shooting by clicking a button to take the video. We love how simple Boomerang is to use with only 1 screen and button. After creating the video, you have the option to share it on Instagram or Facebook but if you want to keep it private, opt to send a cute short clip to your loved ones through email or text. Boomerang is a fun yet addictive app to capture all those great memories with friends on 1 second clips.
Available on iOS App Store