Instagram Debuts New iOS-Only ‘Hyperlapse’ App to Create Time Lapses [Hands-On]


Instagram has launched a new app called Hyperlapse, which lets users create easy time lapses with built-in stabilization. Here’s what Instagram had to say about this new app:

We designed Hyperlapse to be as simple as possible. You don’t need an account to create a hyperlapse. Instead, you open up straight to the camera. Tap once to begin recording and tap again to stop. Choose a playback speed that you like between 1x-12x and tap the green check mark to save it to your camera roll. You can share your video on Instagram easily from there.

After quickly downloading and testing Hyperlapse, it’s pretty polished and very simple and easy to use. Just tap and go and your time lapse is off to the races.

As you’re recording a timer indicates how long you’re currently filming and how long your time lapse will be. Once you hit save, you get to review your time lapse but you also get to drag a slider to adjust the speed. Once saved, the time lapse hits your camera roll and you can share to either Facebook or Instagram.

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* Shoot handheld time lapse videos in motion— while you’re walking, running, jumping or falling.
* Smooth out your video for cinematic quality with automatic stabilization.
* Speed up your hyperlapse to be up to 12 times the speed.
* Share your videos seamlessly on Instagram and Facebook or save them to your camera roll to share anywhere, anytime.
* Start filming immediately with a simple design that gets out of the way of your creativity
* Download and start capturing. No sign up or account required.

Check out the promo video below:

Here’s what stabilization looks like in Hyperlapse:

This app is pretty cool and brings more time lapse functionality than Apple’s own feature, set to debut in iOS 8.

Click here to download Hyperlapse—it’s free. Let us know how you like it!


  • thebruce0

    I’d like to see the ability to import a video you saved from the camera roll. Could have recorded from another app.
    Without that ability, you -have- to use the app’s video recording, and as of right now you can’t compare the hyperlapsed version to the original.
    Otherwise, definitely need to try it out some more in different ways. Very cool.

  • That might come in the future, but the point they are trying to emphasize is their stabilization feature in the app, which actually works very well. Of course they want everyone spamming Instagram with videos filmed only using this app right!

  • Chrome262

    how about just letting you zoom in on pictures in instagram, that would be great sheesh