Following the success of last year's excellent Hyperlapse app for creating smoothly stabilized time-lapse videos, Instagram has today launched its second 'special feature app'. Boomerang captures a burst of still images over one second and combines them into a video that plays backwards and forwards continuously, resembling something not unlike an animated GIF. 

A Boomerang clip is extremely easy to capture: you can shoot in portrait and landscape orientation simply by pressing the red recording button in the app. The results are saved in your camera roll and can of course be shared using the Instagram app.

We are looking forward to seeing what creative ways of using the new feature Instagram users will come up with. If you want to try it yourself you can download Boomerang now from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Watch the video below to get an idea how it works. 

Source: Instagram