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Instagram's new Hyperlapse app now supports high-speed selfies

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At launch, Instagram's new time-lapse app Hyperlapse let you shoot videos with your iPhone's rear-facing camera. People used the app to make some pretty amazing time-lapse videos, but one thing was obviously missing:

Selfies. Selfies. High-speed selfies. Imagine how much better that Jack Dorsey selfie would be in super-fast motion.

Fortunately, Instagram is listening. As of an app update rolling out today, Hyperlapse now lets you flip to using your front-facing camera. Instagram recommends a few ways to use it:

  • Stand still and have a moving background (i.e. Times Square foot traffic, riding a roller coaster).
  • Capture yourself walking down the street as your surroundings whirl by.
  • Document transformations — getting a new haircut, applying makeup or tying a tie — by propping your phone up against a wall.
  • Hold up your phone as you spin around in a chair, or jump on a trampoline.

Like before, you can share Hyperlapse videos to Instagram, Facebook, or to your camera roll. The company wouldn't elaborate on how soon the app would be coming to Android, but said "We hope to bring Hyperlapse to Android in the future. Unfortunately, the requisite APIs are not currently available on Android."