This new Instagram app will change your life

If you, like us, are a GIF-mad crazy person, you’ll be over the moon with social media platform Instagram’s latest announcement.

Meet Boomerang, the new app from Instagram which allows you to create GIF-like video clips and share them online.

So whip out your phone and shoot a five-photo burst, then watch (amazed) as it mashes them together to form a short video that plays forward and back for as long as you can stand (not long).

It’s the latest in a long line of GIF-led ventures from the world’s biggest tech giants. You can upload GIFs via Facebook messenger and as your profile picture now, and Apple introduced Live Photos earlier this year for its iPhone 6 and 6s models.

Boomerang (we are a big fan of the name) is available as a standalone app (just like Instagram’s other apps Layout and Hyperlapse) and there are sharing options to both Facebook and the original sister app.

So what are you waiting for? Grab you smart phone and go and take a picture of your dog snoring. What did you think it was for?

Boomerange is available on iOS and Android now

Want to know more? Check out this handy demo video from Tech Crunch
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