meta-proprietary instagram Have removed two of my standalone apps – boomerang And hyperlapse From google play store And apple app store, As per a TechCrunch report, these apps can no longer be downloaded from the App Store. Instagram removed the plug from the IGTV app a few days after the development.
The last day of Hyperlapse and Boomerang apps on the App Store was March 1, 2022, as indicated by Apptopia data in the report. The removal of the apps indicates that Instagram is looking to consolidate some of its separate offerings to focus on the main app.
The company has also officially confirmed the removal of the two apps. “We have removed support for the standalone Boomerang and Hyperlapse apps in order to better focus our efforts on the core app,” Instagram spokeswoman Christine Pai said in a statement to The Verge. “Boomerang is still supported in-app in Stories, and remains a standalone app in the Layout Store. We will continue to work on new ways for people to be creative and have fun on Instagram,” he adds.
The Boomerang app was first released in 2015. This allowed users to create short, loopy videos. It did this by taking multiple photos at once. feature will still be available Instagram Stories,
Similarly, Hyperlapse was launched in 2014 and enabled users to create time-lapse videos. This technology comes from Instagram’s acquisition of Luma which was also its first acquisition. Unlike Boomerang, it’s unclear whether the app’s features will appear elsewhere within Instagram.
Announcing the end of support for its standalone long-form video app IGTV earlier this month, Instagram said it would focus on bringing all videos to the main Instagram app. Instagram said it will no longer also support in-stream video ads formerly known as IGTV ads. However, creators who actively monetize with in-stream video ads will receive a temporary monthly payment based on recent earnings.