Boomerang from Instagram

Boomerang from Instagram

Boomerang from Instagram makes everyday moments fun and unexpected.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: October 17, 2016
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 50,000,000 - 100,000,000



Boomerang from Instagram makes everyday moments fun and unexpected. Create captivating mini videos that loop back and forth, then share them with your friends.

Find something (or someone!) that's moving, or create a video selfie by switching to the front-facing camera. There’s just one button. Tap it once and Boomerang does the rest: shoots a burst of 10 photos and turns them into a delightful mini video. Share it on Facebook and Instagram right from the app, or save your video to your camera roll to share later.


* Take mini videos of your life and yourself using the front and back facing camera.
* Download and start capturing immediately. No sign up or account required.
* There's just one button! The app takes 10 photos and stitches them together, speeds up the video and then loops it back and forth.
* Share your videos on Instagram and Facebook right from the app, or share them later from your camera roll.


816,266 total
5 546,810 
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3 62,135 
2 19,978 
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  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Published date: January 17, 2017

    I downloaded when instagram had a button/link for it. It seemed like a cool idea to take a moment of a pre-existing video already taken, then loop a key part of it, at least that was the idea I assumed since it was linked from instagram. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The only way to loop is to take video at the given moment and you can't use pre-existing videos to post. This went from what I thought was an additional tool app for instagram like their layout app, to basically what now looks like a 2 sec loop ripoff of snapchat. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    brooke Published date: December 1, 2016

    Cool App, But I Have an Idea Really great app, it's cool and original, but I really want you guys to enable a front-flash option so that when it's dark out or you don't have good lighting, you can still look good and have a crisper video. Another thing you should add is an option to choose how long you want your Boomerang video to last. Add those and I'll rate 5 stars!! Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Gheni Platenburg Published date: December 8, 2017

    I used to love this app. It worked perfectly fine on my Samsung 8+ for the last four months. I tried using it this morning to grab snow video, and the colors are distorted. Tried reinstalling the app and restarting the phone. Nothing helped. The footage looks like it has been overexposed or in black and white, depending on the image. Please fix this issue. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Tanner Hueftle Published date: December 18, 2017

    It's a good app, really. adding a few features would be pretty awesome. But also I like it's simplicity. I'm kinda torn on that one. Runs just fine as it right? Well some better editing tools would be alright and a couple other things would add to the fun a lil bit. But all in all a good app made from a simple but clever concept. I'll give it 5 stars for Boomerang's simplicity, potential for creativity, lack of a bunch of really annoying spammy ads, and the price which is nothing. Sick app dudes. I'd DL it but I already did. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Mariana P-Murray Published date: January 15, 2018

    Like it. A friend has it and it's good. But when I use it on my galaxy note 8 the videos are always fine when I first record them and preview them but when i save them they're on B&W with a shadow image in color. Looks cool if that's what you're looking for but when you want a normal video that just loops... it's a pain it the a**. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Published date: December 20, 2017

    Dear Boomerang tech crew... there is a programming glitch for your Android version. Easy fix is to default the "full screen app to 'OFF' " You're welcome! Sincerely Stay-at-Home Mom. I'm available for hire lol. I keep having to change my settings after a system update or restart. Everyone else.... Here's how to temporarily fix... settings>Disply>Full screen apps>Off for boomerang (scroll to the bottom area). Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Tori Mckay Published date: April 16, 2017

    I like it it's fun. But i only downloaded it from a link on instagram thinking i could use it to edit a video i had already captured only to find out that i couldn't and i would have to capture the video again through this app. I like the idea of taking a few seconds from a pre existing video and editing it into this. Please add a feature where we can edit pre existing videos I would get a lot more use out of it if it had that feature Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    klaudia5421 Published date: January 18, 2018

    I downloaded boomerang in 2015 when it first came out and it has been working great up until this October. I have a galaxy s8 and the color in the boomerangs become distorted once they are saved. When they are first recorded, they look fine, but once the boomerang is saved, the colors become black and white with random weird pieces of color. I used to really love this app and I hope the issue gets fixed soon. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Kipras Varanavičius Published date: October 1, 2017

    iOS version works flawlessly - boomerangs turn out incredibly crisp and smooth, had superb image stabilization. The android version doesn't have all the features. Why? On my Google Pixel all the boomerangs seem to be rendered poorly and get distorted, like they were shot on a 0.3MP camera. I hope this app gets up to par with the apple version because it's really quite fun to play around with. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    heather kelly Published date: September 14, 2017

    At first, the app was really cool, until it started saving the videos with the colors all distorted. I have tried deleting, then reinstalling the app, and also restarted my phone (S8+), but nothing worked. It takes the video fine, it's only when it is saved. My camera phone is functioning normally. I read some reviews, and it looks like I'm not the only one having this problem. So, why hasn't it been fixed? Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Rudinet Brito Published date: August 26, 2017

    I used to love this app,until I started to have issues. When I do my boomerangs, they get saved on unever colors (black/gray) Its very inconvenient. Wish that was fixed. I've unistalled/installed the app multiple times, and the issue continues. I reset the settings of my camera phone, and the issue persists. I have a samsumg 8. My boyfriend has the same phone and the app works perfectly fine on his phone. Wish I could say the same. I love this app. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Sarah Wurster Published date: October 24, 2017

    I had this on my previous phone, S7, and it worked perfectly fine. I now have the s8 and it now makes it black and white, with after burn images in different colors. This has been an on going issue and I've even submitted a feedback form for it. I am beyond disappointed that this hasn't been addressed or fixed and that users are still dealing with this. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Miss Tiffany L Published date: November 15, 2017

    9/13/17 I loved Boomerang on my S7 but now that I got the S8+, the app isn't working like it should. The video loses its color or gets weird exposure after it was saved to the phone. Please it fix soon because I want to use it again. 11/15/17 I see it hasn't been fix for the S8+. D: Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Erin Weathers Published date: July 24, 2017

    I really like boomerang but to really be integrated with Instagram there needs to be either a square layouts, a grid for square, or the ability to move your video, or the ability to crop. After you take the shot it says you can crop your video but it decides where the square is and you can't move it. So you have to keep trying the shot so that it's in the frame how you want it. Drives me crazy!!!!! Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Ashly Rose Published date: September 18, 2017

    It would be great if you could take videos from your gallery and use them but thats not the biggest problem. Everytime I take a video it looks fine until it saves. I will go into my gallery and it looks weird, it has two different colors to it and looks like it has two shadows. It doesn't look anything like what I took. Amd sometimes it is fine, it just needs an update to fix that. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Good Girl Published date: December 5, 2016

    Disappointed Its very good and i really like it but. After do boomerangs, The video crash and its to many flash . Its became like that if i try to save. Evey time. Pls fix this. And the other problem is. If i want to share to instagram, Its not turning well. The video of boomerangs a bit dissapoint me. I cannot share. Thus, I use to edit ma video to balck and white bcs of to many flash after i do boomerang but the problems still the same. U cant share it. The video is crash at badly. Pls fix this, ❤😭 Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Published date: December 2, 2016

    Fun and innovative Bad News: The short length of video makes it hard to use with any free video editor app. If you were too make the length of the video optional and more compatible with video collage editors it would be 5 stars for me. GOOD NEWS: it works great with my Samsung s5 Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Eu Gonzales Published date: December 3, 2016

    I like the effect but... For horizontal video, it crops out a huge chunk of the top and bottom of the video (yes, even when I try to use the option for the video to be fitted) when I try to share it on Instagram. Which doesn't make sense to me. Isn't this app supposed to work cohesively WITH Instagram? Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Rachita Sinha Published date: July 19, 2017

    This app isn't working on my lenovo vibe x 3.. tried making a lot of videos with friends and we all were so disappointed as it wasn't saving or uploading anything. Error occurred every single time. I reinstalled and emptied quite a bit of memory for it. Still it isn't working, please check this problem. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Frank Guidry Published date: July 30, 2017

    I've installed, used, deleted multiple times over the past 3 days, the reason being is that every boomerang I take produces discolored results. The videos color is gone and creates over lay type snippets of the original image in color. Odd and unfortunate. My device is galaxy s8 plus Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Ben Harrison Published date: September 28, 2017

    One of my favorite apps. I purchased the Essentional phone-ph1 and whenever I use Boomerang the video saves in BW with streaks of colors, similar to exposed film gone wrong. I understand the variable is my new phone but it is running Android and all other apps work as per the usual. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Maria Elena Gonzalez Published date: September 2, 2017

    I had this app on my old phone and it worked perfectly. It got transferred when I got my new phone and now when I go to post any videos, the coloring is all wrong and doesn't come out like I recorded it. The bottom half is gray, the sides turn purple/magenta and only a small section is the actual coloring. This doesn't happen in any of my other picture/video apps, & I've tried both uninstalling/reinstalling the app and restarting my phone. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    emma lindsay Published date: December 16, 2016

    So much potential - if only the settings menu was accessible! Videos too fast and Jerky. Would be great if some minor adjustments could be made to frame rate and other things. Apparently the function is there so why not make it accessible instead of hiding it behind some impossible four finger tap command? Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Courtney Owen Published date: November 11, 2017

    Ever since getting my new phone (Note 8) the app has began to save the videos all color distorted and ugly. Please fix this issue asap. I really loved it before this happened. As soon as fixed, I'll change my rating. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Paolina Guerrier Published date: June 23, 2017

    The quality goes down after posting. It's not very clear and I'm very particular about the quality of my videos and photos. I hope this gets fixed soon. EDIT: This has not been updated since October and nothing has improved. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    satrio adiwicaksono Published date: November 12, 2016

    An unknown error occurred Pls fix this problem. I've been trying to upload my old and newest vids from boomerang app but it doesn't work. I was trying to reinstall the instagram app, and not a thing has changed. It could be the problem from boomerang itself Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Published date: November 16, 2017

    I really love this app. I am just surprised we can't zoom in like with any camera. When I pinched screen it just goes to selfie mode but you have a button for the selfie mode so don't need the pinch to switch camera. Use the pinch to zoom in and out. 👍 Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Amy L Published date: January 8, 2017

    Good concept, crap app Terrible quality video, especially when you crop into square (can't even select where to crop into square). Limited editing options (only can add a filter and crop video through app). Can't tag users or even geotag either. You've got something good here but it needs more investment. Come on! Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Danielle Oosthuizen Published date: May 22, 2017

    Its ok. It works pretty good and it does what it says. All I would have added was a timer. Because its hard to take the boomerang hands free without a timer. Also whenever I'm offline it struggles to save my boomerangs and it usually stops. Otherwise its a very good app and i would recomment it to everyone. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    J-BEATS IMAGINATION STUDIO Published date: May 11, 2017

    Crashes too often. How can the rating be this high lol. I used this app on multiple devices. It worked great for about a week. Then it started crashing after it saves and before its shared, problem is i didnt actually save them Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Published date: October 22, 2017

    As stated by others. I used boomerang all the time perfectly on my old phone but I upgraded to a Samsung S8 and it doesn't work properly. The coloring is all wrong. It's all weird. It looks normal then when I hit a button to post it changes the colors. When will this be fixed? I can't use it like this Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    CannaBellas Published date: January 30, 2018

    I use to use this app all the time but lately when I save my videos they are distored. They turn black and white with colors on the sides. Which I'm upset cause then I lose content and can't even use it as a normal picture. Ill have to delete this app and wait until it improves. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Johan Phooey Published date: February 5, 2017

    It's ok. I don't suppose the majority of the users will have a tripod on hand. I thus think it's vital to have an AutoFocus lock and some sort of digital stabilization. Apart from the rebound effect it would be nice to have an option to simply loop or fade to the beginning. Increasing the recording duration would be nice too. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Sidhima Swetambari Published date: January 29, 2017

    i'm unable to save the videos. In the beginning i was able to save the videos after 4-5 videos now I'm unable to save the boomerang in my phone i can create it and share it that's all.. when i click the save button it's says saving but that is saved now where. I'm using One plus 3 so there is no storage problem in my phone.pls fix this bug Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Angelo V Published date: March 23, 2017

    Great app. Just wish it gave you one more second. Also the video thumbs don't show in my Boomerang gallery. I have to play them to know which one it is which is mildly annoying. Easy to use and upload your Boomerangs at the click of a button. Overall so much fun. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Chris Schwaar Published date: November 6, 2016

    Can't Save I like the idea, but the app is frustrating in that there are no options or menus of any kind. Plus, when I tell it to save, it says it does, but those 'saved' videos never show up on my phone, so I effectively lose whatever video I shot. Very frustrating Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Angel Dust Published date: December 23, 2017

    This app has not been working for me at all. The pictures come out distorted once saved, or attempting to post to any social media. There hasn't been any update for this app, but uninstalling then reinstalling does nothing to fix the issue. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Shezmesha Hill Published date: April 5, 2017

    It was a good app until the color stopped working. It saves in blue and white mostly. It will capture the video in the right color and format, but it won't save that way. Its not my camera ,my pictures some out fine. I have re-installed this app several times all with the same outcome. I tried contacting boomerang but they won't respond. Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Richard Dunn Published date: August 17, 2017

    Taking boomerangs is fine. But when they save they all become damaged. There is a strange black and white and pink effect. I've tried deleting the app and reinstalling. But no change. Happens with both front and back camera. Please fix this! They record ok in the ap and show ok during playback. But don't save ok! Full Review

  • Boomerang from Instagram
    Jaime Fennell Published date: October 5, 2017

    I love Boomerang. However. When I save the boomerang the colours distort to a grey scale with sections of colour. Therefore rendering my clips useless...doesn't do it on the iPad but does it on my Samsung 8+. Please fix this glitch as I'd like to use the app again. Full Review