Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform, Instagram is currently testing a new update for its app. This new feature is called Stop Motion and it will let you take a long series of photos which will then be stitched into gifs by Instagram.
The Stop Motion tool, first reported by The Verge, will not allow you to edit individual photos with Instagram's story-editing tools. Once the series of photos are clicked just tap the done button, edit the final GIF through the story-editing tools and post it to your Instagram Story.
This new feature comes days after the company announced its SuperZoom feature. The superzoom feature automatically zooms a picture while suspenseful music in the background intensities. The same can be used both for selfies as well as normal images, like a simple book on a table. This feature dramatizes the object in focus. The video can be shared via Instagram Direct or Instagram Stories.
The next feature that the company launched was Halloween-themed filters and stickers.These filters included a zombie, a vampire, a flying bat, or a frog. Adding to this, were few Halloween themed stickers such as the Halloween pumpkin, hanging spider, Zombie hands, or red horns which added flavour to the Halloween celebration.
On 1 November, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that 'Instagram Stories' and 'WhatsApp Status' both now have 300 million daily active users — up from a combined 250 million for Instagram in June and WhatsApp in July