How to use the latest Boomerang effect on Instagram in 2020

It has been nearly five years since the first Instagram Boomerang came into our lives, and now it is back in a wonderful way!

After the huge success of TikTok's creative video editor, Instagram updated Boomerang mode to add three brand-new effects!

Users can now shoot boomerangs, choose from three creative effects and cut scenes - all directly in the Instagram Stories camera.

Here is everything you need to know about the new feature:

How to use the Boomerang effect on the new Instagram

Where to find new Boomerang Instagram effects

You may have noticed that Instagram has integrated Boomerang mode into their Instagram Stories camera - making it easy to capture Boomerang on the go.

In the past, you had to use the dedicated Boomerang app to create videos that were repetitive, but not anymore!


Now you have access to classic Boomerang video editing and three brand new effects in Instagram Stories camera:






Boomerang has new creative twists that’ll make you say yaaassssss. Try them all out today.

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To try out new effects, open the story camera and swipe right into Boomerang mode.

Once you've filmed the clip, touch the new infinity icon at the top left of the screen to show three new effects and trimming tools.

What is the new Boomerang effect?

In addition to the original boomerang effects (repetitive effects), users can now get creative with the effects of Slow Slowmo, napkins, Echo, and also a new trimming tool.

  • Slowmo: Slow down the clip to half the speed, so a 1-second clip will be 2 seconds long
  • Echo: Add motion blur effect to each video frame, create double vision effect
  • Duo: Quickly rewind your video and add an awkward switch
  • Cropping: Allows you to easily trim your clips so you can decide where your boomerang loop starts and stops.
Instagram Boomerang mode

Once you've finished shooting the boomerang and applying effects, you can publish stories directly or save them directly to your camera roll - where you can get even more creative with design applications and Edit your favorite.

You can even go ahead and share Boomerang with your feed - where videos can really enhance your content strategy!

Did you use the new Boomerang mode in the stories? What do you think about it so far? Let us know in the comments!