Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced as many as three new options to share Boomerang Stories: SlowMo, Echo, and Duo, along with a new few features to trim their length.
“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.
These new filters are available in the Boomerang composer which are located in the Instagram Stories camera. With SlowMo, as per the name, Boomerang videos can be slowed to half their original speed.
Also, Echo creates a double vision effect, and this enhances Boomerang and Duo, both speeds up and slows down Boomerang, and in the process, adds a texturized effect.
Now, it is also possible to prune down and adjust the length of recorded Boomerangs with the update. These new effects come as an over-the-air (OTA) update.
In order to access these new effects, take a Boomerang, as usual, and then open the Story camera. Swipe over to “Boomerang” on the carousel, then tap the shutter button or hold it down and let go. After this, tap the infinity symbol along the top of the display to access the new effects.
The photo sharing app recently launched a new “Layout” feature which allows users to include multiple photos in a single story. This gives the users to create their Stories with up to six different photos. This new feature was previously on third-party apps to create similar images.
A user now needs to open the Stories camera inside Instagram and look for “Layout” to start combining the photos. After this is done, publish the Story just like any other.