In our digital world, new forms of communication are gaining popularity all the time. Emojis are basically a language now FYI, but so are GIFs. Nowadays, everyone wants in on the GIF-making game with Giphy launching their GIF Maker recently and now Instagram following suit. If you were looking for a way to up your social media game, you’re going to really like the new app that Instagram has made. Prepare to knock your followers’ collective socks off. The GIF-making app is called Boomerang and Instagram announced it on their blog today.

The photo-sharing social media platform wrote, “Capture a friend jumping off a diving board, defying physics as she flies back and forth through the air. Transform an ordinary selfie with your friends into a funny video. Get that exact moment your friend blows out his birthday candles, then watch them come back to life again and again.” Seems like moving photos and images are all the rage now (yes, we see you Apple Live Photos)


Using your camera, Boomerang will take a burst of photos, string them together and create awesome four-second GIFs for you. Although, according to Instagram, “It’s not a photo. It’s not a gif. It’s a Boomerang.” Cool, IG, but Boomerang isn’t exactly a file type. Anyhow, you can then easily share the GIF to your social media accounts. I mean, photos, they’re getting kind of old. And video, who’s got time? This is the app we’ve been waiting for so you can make awesome GIFs of your dog showing off her tricks like this.

Check out Instagram’s video introducing the app below!

Now go forth and get Instagram famous.

DL It: Free on iOS and Android

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