Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Introduces the ‘Selfielapse’ Feature

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Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Introduces the ‘Selfielapse’ Feature

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When Instagram first launched its Hyperlase app almost a month ago, it gave your iPhone the ability to shoot high-speed, time-lapse videos. While the app quickly escalated in the Apple’s Apple store, there was one function that was missing from the app: the ability to take a time-lapsed selfie.

However, the company didn’t overlook this feature, the recent update lets you flip your smartphone to using your front-facing camera in order to take a “selfielapse.”


Instagram also gave some instructions about how to get a perfect ‘selfielapse’.

  • Stand still and have a moving background (i.e. Times Square foot traffic, riding a roller coaster).
  • Capture yourself walking down the street as your surroundings whirl by.
  • Document transformations — getting a new haircut, applying makeup or tying a tie — by propping your phone up against a wall.
  • Hold up your phone as you spin around in a chair, or jump on a trampoline.

Since Hyperlapse’s launch, it has been used by artists and even the White House. So far, the most liked Hyperlapse shared to Instagram is this video by photographer David Guttenfelder for National Geographic.

Of course, you can share Hyperlapse videos to Instagram, Facebook, or to your camera roll. The company wouldn’t elaborate on how soon the app would be coming to Android, but commented, “We hope to bring Hyperlapse to Android in the future. Unfortunately, the requisite APIs are not currently available on Android.”

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