The Boomerang app takes a burst of photos, then speeds them up and plays them forward and backward to create a looping Boomerang video.

To create a Boomerang video of up to 20 frames:

  1. Tap the circle at the bottom of the screen. To control the length of your video, you can tap and hold the circle, then let go to stop recording. Tap or swipe the screen to switch between your phone's rear and front-facing cameras.
  2. Tap or to share your Boomerang video to Instagram or Facebook, or tap for more options. Tap Save in the top right to save to your phone's camera roll.
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After you've created a Boomerang video, you can tap or to share your Boomerang video to Instagram or Facebook, or tap for more options.

You can also choose to save Boomerang videos to your phone's camera roll, and can share to other sites by uploading a video directly from your device.

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No, you don't need an Instagram account to use Boomerang. You can use the app as soon as you download it.

If you choose to share your Boomerang video on Instagram, you can apply filters and use creative tools to edit your video before sharing it.

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After you've taken a Boomerang video, you can choose to save it to your phone. To view Boomerang videos you've saved, go to your phone's camera roll.

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You can tap or swipe the screen to switch between your phone's rear and front-facing cameras.

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No, Boomerang videos do not currently include audio.

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