WhatsApp has been spotted developing a Boomerang feature that would allow users to create looping videos. The feature is currently in a development stage and will be initially available for iPhone users, according to a report. However, it is said to also reach Android users soon after its debut on iOS. WhatsApp sister concern Instagram originally brought a Boomerang app particularly for its users to let them easily create one-second video loops. The Boomerang app was designed to counter Twitter’s Vine that offered six-second video loops segments.
Feature tracker for WhatsApp, WABetaInfo has reported the development of the Boomerang feature. WhatsApp users are said to receive the new feature through the Video Type panel, which currently provides the ability to convert a video file into GIF.
The feature would be available for videos that are less than seven seconds, the source said. Further, the video loops created through the new development could be shared with WhatsApp contacts through a message or uploaded as a Status update.
Initially, the Boomerang feature is said to be available to WhatsApp for iPhone. Android users would also get the new Boomerang video feature at a later stage, though….Read more>>