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Instagram shuts down Boomerang and its other Standalone Apps, Read Here

Just a few days back, Instagram announced that they are closing down on IGTV and today they announced that they are taking down its standalone apps like Boomerang and Hyperlapse from Play Store and App Store.

“We have removed support for the standalone Boomerang and Hyperlapse apps to better focus our efforts on the main app,” Instagram spokesperson Christine Pai said in a statement to The Verge.


“Boomerang is still supported in-app in Stories, and Layout remains a standalone app in the Store. We’ll continue working on new ways for people to be creative and have fun on Instagram.”

Boomerang was first launched by Instagram in 2014 that allowed users to create short videos that repeated itself in 10 shots. It got over 301 million downloads worldwide since then. It is still a famous app and people still downloaded it.


Hyperlapse was another Instagram app that let users make professional-grade time-lapse videos and made the videos more stable.  Instagram has been also working on automatic captions (like subtitles) for videos in the feed. It will help people know what the person in the video is saying without sound on.

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