What Is The Boomerang App And How To Use It

Instagram has three sister apps: Layout, Hyperlapse and Boomerang. In this article, we’ll walk you through what the Boomerang app is and how to use it.

What Is The Boomerang App?

The Boomerang app, created by Instagram, is a loop recording video app.

Boomerang App Icon

In fact, the Boomerang app was released in 2015 with the tagline that it “lets you turn everyday moments into something fun and unexpected.”

Basically, Boomerang takes a burst of photos and stitches them together into a short video that puts the images in a loop.

The loop puts the photo in a constant motion. It’s sort of like a mix between a GIF and stop motion.

Also, you can shoot portrait or landscape!

Where Can I Get The Boomerang App?

The Boomerang app is available in the App Store or Google Play. However, you can also use it inside the Instagram app!

Go to your story, swipe along to the Boomerang option and click the button!

Coffee Cup Instagram Story

Tip:  Photograph something that’s in motion or else it will just look like a silly somewhat blurry image. Of course, take Boomerangs of people, clouds, waterfalls, beaches, dancing and more.

If you take a Boomerang on Instagram, you can save the Boomerang so it’s saved forever and you can post it to your story from your photo albums whenever you choose. Certainly, you can choose a filter, tag friends, add captions and more!

How To Use The Boomerang App

Open the Boomerang app and you will see a very simple interface of just a camera and a couple of buttons.

Now, just point and shoot! The app will take care of the stitching together and creating of the Boomerang.

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Boomerang App Interface

From there, you can save your Boomerang. Also, you can share it on most social media sites or messaging apps.

Boomerang App Share Interface

We shared ours directly to our Instagram stories!

Fireplace Living Room

From there, you can add filters, captions and more. We love the Melbourne filter because it’s bright and clean.

Also, on the Boomerang app, you can view all your Boomerangs by clicking the small box in the bottom left corner. So if you want to save some for a later occurrence, you can rest assured they’re still in the app!

Share Boomerangs On Your Instagram Feed

You can actually share Boomerangs from the Boomerang app straight onto your Instagram feed instead of stories.

Sharing Boomerangs on your feed is a great exciting addition! It definitely mixes things up a little.

Dogs look cute all the time. Obviously. But they look extra cute in Boomerangs when the video catches just a second of them doing something really funny, like sticking their tongue out!

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take me back to the palm trees

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Use the Boomerang app to capture nature’s finest moments like leaves flickering in the wind or the sun shimmering through your window.

Lastly, try using Boomerangs to make simple moments great again. Like that moment you dunk chocolate into your milk. Using this unique app adds a new energy to such moments, making them extra exciting!

The Boomerang app is free to download and will guarantee you tons of fun and great videos! Your followers will love the short easy to watch bursts of life.

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By Beth McCallum

I'm Beth, a Scottish writer and bookworm. I'm currently agent hunting for my debut novel while running a candle business from my home. I obsess over dogs, Hamilton, chai lattes and recently, Harry Potter. I know, I'm decades late.

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