Following suit to Layout or Hyperlapse, Instagram has developed a new application of its own, this time around to create short one-second videos that look like GIFs as they're played in loops. The application, called Boomerang from Instagram, captures a 10-pic sequence to turn them into a short video that's played forward and backward non-stop.
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Instagram's idea is to compete with other applications that offer their users short videos, as is the case of Vine, but without forgetting about the animated GIF concept that is becoming a real hit on social networks.
Boomerang is really easy to use as it comes along with a single button to start capturing, and the entire subsequent process is fully transparent to the user, that only has to enjoy the creation and share with his friends.