WhatsApp is currently working on an Instagram style Boomerang function. Facebook apps all give story features, but now it looks like the ever-popular boomerang function of Instagram is the recent feature to spread to other Facebook-owned applications.
The WhatsApp team is working on a boomerang-style function for iOS, according to the ever-reliable tipster WABetaInfo. But the tipster adds the feature will also land on Android.
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The boomerang function of Instagram allows you to endlessly loop back and forth a video, similar to a GIF. WABetaInfo says the take of WhatsApp is similar, enabling you to loop a part of any video that is less than seven seconds long.
WhatsApp is currently working on an Instagram style Boomerang function
The Boomerang feature of WhatsApp is reportedly available in the video type panel, which usually allows you to select a video or GIF as the format you want before sending it. You will find an arrow pointing to the left alongside these existing options, which denotes Boomerang as a third format.
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There is no word for the feature on a release date, but given its popularity on Instagram, it certainly seems like a major addition to the platform. What else do you want to see on WhatsApp? In the comments, let’s know!