Instagram, the incredibly popular visual social media app, is undoubtedly going to see its army of selfie-loving fans increasing thanks to a new time-lapse effect added to its Hyperlase app.
This new feature means users can now use the Hyperlase app with the front-facing camera on iOS devices, such as the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This, in turn, allows them to create time-lapse videos of themselves, a feature which masters of the selfie, such as Kim Kardashian, will no doubt be taking advantage of.
While it is available on iOS, Instagram have yet to include Android devices who can’t yet access their Hyperlase app.
Users will be able to upload their creative videos onto Facebook and Instagram, as well as saving them to their handset's camera roll for future viewings. The updated Hyperlase app now includes a small button next to the shutter in which users can switch between the front and rear facing camera.
These new time-lapse selfie videos work in a similar way to the videos that are shot with Hyperlapse’s rear camera, in which two timers begin once you start recording. The first tracks the length of the video, with the second informing the user just how long the final video will be once it has been compressed to the 6x playback speed.
What makes this new feature even more appealing is the way in which it smooths out even the most wobbly videos for those with shaky hands. This is done through a stablisation process that is applied to the final video.
With over 75 million users daily, Instagram is no doubt at the forefront when it comes to the art of the selfie. With various filters to choose from, it allows users to tweak their images and make them as creative as they like.