Can you still boomerang on Instagram?

Answered by Tom Adger

You can still use the Boomerang feature on Instagram. Instagram recently announced that they have removed support for the standalone Boomerang app, but the Boomerang feature is still available within the main Instagram app. This means that you can create Boomerang videos directly within the Instagram app without needing a separate app.

For those who are not familiar with Boomerang, it is a feature that allows you to create short looping videos. It captures a burst of photos and stitches them together into a mini video that plays forward and backward repeatedly. It’s a fun and creative way to capture moments and add some motion to your Instagram feed.

To create a Boomerang on Instagram, simply open the Instagram app and tap on the camera icon at the top left corner of the screen. This will open up the camera interface. Swipe right on the camera options at the bottom of the screen until you see the Boomerang option. Tap on it, and you’re ready to start recording your Boomerang video.

Once you’re in the Boomerang mode, tap on the capture button to start recording. You can record for a few seconds, and the app will automatically loop the video back and forth. You’ll see a progress bar at the top of the screen to indicate how much time you have left for recording.

After you’re done recording, you can add filters, stickers, text, or other creative elements to your Boomerang video, just like you would with any other Instagram post. You can also choose to share it to your Instagram story, feed, or send it as a direct message to your friends.

It’s worth mentioning that while Boomerang is still available within the Instagram app, the standalone Boomerang app has been discontinued. This means that if you had the standalone Boomerang app installed on your device, it will no longer receive updates, and it’s recommended to delete it to free up space on your phone.

In addition to Boomerang, Instagram also confirmed that the Layout feature, which allows you to create photo collages, will continue to be available within the main app. So, if you enjoy creating collages with your photos, you can still do so using the Layout feature in Instagram.

While Instagram has discontinued the standalone Boomerang app, you can still create Boomerang videos within the main Instagram app. The Boomerang feature is accessible through the camera options, and you can record and share fun looping videos directly on Instagram. So, go ahead and let your creativity flow with Boomerang on Instagram!