One of the most popular photo and video sharing apps in the world just got more interesting. Instagram, which is known for its unique features and filters to make the users' Insta stories and posts more happening and creative, recently updated its sought-after Boomerang filter with a bunch of new features.
The new Boomerang features include SlowMo, Echo, and Duo, along with a new latest option to trim the length of your Boomerang stories.
With SlowMo, Boomerang videos are slowed to half their original speed. Echo creates a double vision effect, enhancing Boomerang and Duo, both speeds up and slows down the particular video, adding a texture to the effect.
What's more? Now, you can also trim and adjust the length of the recorded Boomerangs.
"Your Instagram camera gives you ways to express yourself and easily share what you're doing, thinking or feeling with your friends. Boomerang is an iconic part of that, and one of the most beloved camera formats. Instagram is excited to expand on the creativity and give you new ways to use Boomerang to turn everyday moments into something fun and unexpected," the company said in a statement, which was reported by IANS.
Evidently, the new filters are available in the Boomerang option, which can be accessed in the Instagram Stories camera.
The new effects come as an over-the-air (OTA) update.
To access these new effects, take a Boomerang as usual, open the Story camera, swipe over to "Boomerang" on the carousel, then tap the shutter button or hold it down and let go. Next, tap the infinity symbol along the top of the display to access the new effects.
In case these features are not visible on your phone's app, simply go to your Google Play Store or Apple's App Store and update to the latest version of Instagram.
Moreover, the Facebook-owned social app also earlier launched a new "Layout" feature that will allow users to include multiple photos in a single story.
With this, users now create their Stories with up to six different photos, although this new feature was already on third-party apps to create similar images.