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Natalie Myers



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Date Publish: Nov 10, 2023


Last Modified: Apr 19, 2024

How to Create a Boomerang on Instagram?

Gone are the days when Instagram was only a photo-sharing app. Now, it is attracting the younger generations more than any other social media platform. But what makes it so enticing for us? 

It’s Instagram’s ability to keep growing with new features that prompt us to engage more and more. 

Stories, stickers, filters, live streaming, reels, and more. There’s no end to show your creative skills on Instagram and showcase your brand in several ways in order to earn recognition. 

Boomerang is one such Instagram feature that we have fallen in love with. It is an amazing way to create fun content on Instagram and share it with your Instagram followers

Also, with the new effects recently launched on Instagram, boomerangs can be more fun.  

How to Create a Boomerang on Instagram?

What is a Boomerang on Instagram?

Boomerang was introduced in 2015 as a video app by Instagram. With this, people can record looping videos that looked similar to animated GIFs. 

Using the boomerang app, you can create videos showing your everyday moments that were captured in a one-second video clip that plays in a loop for six seconds.

As per Instagram, these mini videos that play back-and-forth can be created with images and videos. 

Boomerangs quickly gained popularity as people found them very appealing and interesting. It is quite easy to create boomerang clips than a full video. Moreover, they are usually funny and allow you to share a giggle with your followers and get many Instagram views in return.

Also Read: How to Post YouTube Videos on Instagram?

How to Create a Boomerang on Instagram?

You can create a boomerang on Instagram in two simple ways. With this, you can turn your beautiful photos into a new interesting Instagram story. 

Method 1. Use the Boomerang App

To use this option, you need to download the Boomerang app on your phone. Follow the steps to do this:

  1. Search “Boomerang from Instagram” in the app store and download it.
  2. Open the Boomerang app. You don’t have to sign up to use it.
  3. The app contains only one button. You can tap on it to instantly create a boomerang. 
  4. Share the boomerang on your Instagram story.

You can share the boomerang on your Instagram story directly from the app or download the video on your phone and then upload it on Instagram whenever you want to. This is one of the best and easiest ways to create a boomerang which is why many Instagram users just love it. 

Method 2. Use Instagram Stories 

The second way to create a boomerang is through Instagram stories. Follow the steps to do this:

  1. Go to the Instagram app. 
  2. Click on the small profile icon on the top left corner of your screen or simply, swipe right.
  3. Tap the infinity symbol amongst the options to create a boomerang. It is located at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Apply Instagram filters to your boomerang or add any stickers to make it more creative and appealing. 
  5. Share the story on your Instagram or download it on your phone and upload it later.

Most Instagram users prefer to use this method to create a boomerang as it is a direct way. With this, you don’t need to download and keep an additional app on your phone. 

5 Tips to Create the Most Amazing Boomerangs for Instagram

Every feature on Instagram works well when you add your creativity to it. Similarly, with boomerangs, it’s not enough to tap the camera button and make the video. 

You need to do more to increase the audience’s engagement and get a significant number of Instagram likes and views on it. 

Here we talk about some amazing tips which can help you create the most perfect boomerang videos for your Instagram. 

  • Plan your narrative

Plan a structure for your boomerang video because you only have a few seconds to stand out and make something that appeals to the audience.

  • Be imperfect

In today’s scenario, you need not be perfect to grab the attention of others. So, you don’t need to look professional in your boomerangs. You can be authentic, stay fun, and enjoy while doing your thing creatively. 

  • Explore other accounts

If you don’t know how to create an amazing boomerang video, you can check out how other people do it. So, have a look at other boomerang videos and get inspired.

  • Be creative

Your Instagram boomerang video needs to be creative enough to grab the attention of the users. So, try something innovative or out of the box, or anything which suits your brand’s purpose.  

  • Focus on the topic

Every boomerang video on Instagram should have a purpose. So, create a video with a specified action, or topic in mind and show it in the best way to your audience. 

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Boomerang videos are entertaining and fun. They help you to engage your active Instagram followers and polish your creativity. 

To create boomerang videos, you don’t need to be a professional or anyone with experience, all you need is the ability to use all its effects and come out with a fine piece. 

So, ready to create your stuff? Go ahead with it and have great fun. 

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Natalie Myers

Natalie has the strongest control on words. She is the content manager at GPC.FM with an avid experience in content marketing. Her biggest strength is her ability to express through persuasive words. She has been working in the content industry for a decade and now works with GPC.FM to strategize and plan content marketing. From curating social content calendars to strategizing content for social media platforms, she ideates a bespoke content roadmap at GPC.FM.