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WhatsApp taking lessons from Instagram, may soon introduce Boomerang-style feature

The feature is likely to be available first for iOS users.

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Aug 10, 2019, 08.22 AM IST
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​It is not clear when the feature will roll out for users.​
It is not clear when the feature will roll out for users.
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now working to bring Instagram's popular Boomerang feature for iOS devices.

According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp updates, the popular messaging platform is working on a Boomerang-style feature for iOS, but the functionality could land on Android devices as well.

Boomerang feature on Instagram currently allows users to endlessly loop a video backwards and forwards, almost like a GIF.

WABetaInfo added that feature that would land on WhatsApp would be similar and would allow users to loop a part of any video that is less than seven seconds in length.

It was however, not clear when the feature would roll out for users.

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