Instagram's new standalone cinematic timelapse creating tool, the Hyperlapse app has been incredibly popular. Now the camera app maker has introduced a crucial feature with its latest update - selfie timelapses or "selfielapses," if you will.
The Hyperlapse app can now also access the front facing camera on their iOS device, letting users create timelapses videos of their face.
For example users could shoot a timelapse themselves on a busy street as pedestrians walk by. Selfielapse shooters take footage of themselves to create a video where the camera stays fixed on users face as their surroundings go whizzing by.
The developers behind the Hyperlapse apps also suggested user could document self-transformations with the new feature such as getting a haircut or putting on make up.
Just like shooting hyperlapses with the rear camera, the app will smooth out camera shake, a particularly useful feature for users with wobbly hands. Users will also be to share their short motion clips on Facebook, Instagram and save them to the camera roll.
Looking past the self-centered nature of selfies, the new Hyperlapse app update could lead to a creative new set of short motion clips. Just please no selfielapses showing the difference between duck and sparrow face.
- The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also have their own built-in timelapse camera mode