Boomerang: new Instagram app for video clips of a second

23 Oct
‎Boomerang from Instagram on the App Store



Boomerang from Instagram makes everyday moments fun and unexpected. Create captivating mini videos that loop back and forth, then share them with your friends.

Find something (or someone!) that's moving, or create a video selfie by switching to the front-facing camera. There’s just one button. Tap it once and Boomerang does the rest: shoots a burst of 10 photos and turns them into a delightful mini video. Share it on Facebook and Instagram right from the app, or save your video to your camera roll to share later.


* Take mini videos of your life and yourself using the front and back facing camera.
* Download and start capturing immediately. No sign up or account required.
* There's just one button! The app takes 10 photos and stitches them together, speeds up the video and smooths out any bumps, then loops it back and forth.
* Share your videos on Instagram and Facebook right from the app, or share them later from your camera roll.

What’s New

Version 1.4.4

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
14.3K Ratings

14.3K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Capture your favorite moments to relive over and over—backwards and forwards—with this fun, easy-to-use video app. Boomerang shoots short movies that play in a loop, revealing what you recorded and then reversing the action for quirky moving snapshots you’ll love showing off. With one-tap controls and many ways to share with friends, it’s a cool way to remix your memories.

unbeatableEme ,

Awesome, But One Small Detail

This app is great! I would recommend this app to anybody who is looking for some fun. You can take small videos and play them back to yourself, friends or family. I have had this app for awhile and always have really enjoyed it. But, over the past few months I have had it, I have been wanting a little more. It shows, on the picture when you open the app or the picture in the App Store, with a background or music. But, when you get into the app, there are no effects like that. I wish that the owners of the app would add a little bit more: at least be able to put a background, or effects in with the boomerang. I hope that there is an update coming soon, and if so, I look forward to seeing the upcoming updates. Thank you! I would recommend this app. Bye!

this needs one improvement... ,

It’s great but there should be one improvement..

The app boomerang is an amazing app!! I personally believe that more people should get this app!! It’s very fun and enjoyable. But there is one thing you guys should improve. The fact that I have an iPhone means that I don’t have boomerang in my camera roll. So one thing that disappoints me is that you can’t save them to your camera roll. It disappoints me because you can capture all those fun moments in a boomerang but if you wanna delete the app you can’t because you need to be able to have the boomerangs you want in your camera roll. Who ever is reading this I definitely recommend you to use this app!! It’s great!! And it works!!

App Privacy

The developer, Instagram, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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Instagram has launched its fourth app. It’s called Boomerang and is designed for extremely short ‘films’.

Simply create short movies with Boomerang

Boomerang is now available for immediate download in the App Store. The app is extremely simple. You choose the front or back camera and you press the shutter button. The app then very quickly captures a series of photos, which it then places back together as a movie of up to one second.

The movie is playing from front to back and then from back to front. That repeats itself constantly, so you have an extremely short video played continuously in a loop. Like it’s some kind of gif.
After recording, you can, of course, share it directly on Instagram and Facebook. Through a separate share button, you can also share your creation through other social networks, like Twitter or Telegram. It is also possible to send messages via Boomerang or your Mail app.

Instagram apps

Instagram now has four apps, including Instagram itself. The photo service also remains the main app, given that everything comes together on that platform. In addition to Instagram, you can make collages with Layout. This allows you to crop photos and put next to or under each other – and then upload it to Instagram.

Furthermore Instagram now also has two video apps. Besides Boomerang there is HyperLapse, the app that lets you record videos for a long time, and then let them playback. That gives a great effect, for example, the effect you know from the introduction of House of Cards. Boomerang does exactly the opposite: very short ‘film’, a kind of gif. And gifs are still missing on Instagram.

Download Boomerang

Boomerang is a free download in the App Store. For the installation, you need at least iOS 7 necessary and 12,2MB of free storage space.

‎Boomerang from Instagram
‎Boomerang from Instagram
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