Instagram is offering its users a new way of personalizing their images both for the upcoming spooky Halloween and for general use as well. It is doing so through the release of the Halloween Creative Tools, revealed just in time for some trick-or-treating, and the Superzoom, a stuttered zoom-in effect, resembling the “Dramatic Chipmunk” video.
The Halloween Creative Tools Just Add a Dash of Horror to Insta Photos
Starting Thursday, October 26, and up till next Wednesday, November 01, Instagram users can have fun and “creepify” their photos with a variety of Halloween-inspired stickers and face filters. Taking a selfie will now transform the user into a zombie, or perhaps a vampire, based on their preferences. The face filters can also fake transform someone into a bat or ‘help’ them get lost in a “mysterious fog”.
For an extra bit of Halloween on their images, users can also add freaky stickers to both their photos and videos thanks to the Halloween Creative Tools pack.
Superzoom, a New Add-On to Complete the Boomerang
Also starting Thursday, October 26, users will start seeing a new add-on besides “Boomerang” under their record button. Called “Superzoom”, this will allow anyone to create “Dramatic Chipmunk”-style videos.
They will be able to do so as by taping record, as the new feature will zoom in on the targeted person or object and play “suspenseful music” while doing so.
As Instagram points out in the blog post presenting these latest camera options, the Superzoom can be used to create a goofy video of anyone or anything, from a selfie, to a friend, to “a half-eaten sandwich”.
Superzoom is just the most recent among Instagram’s slew of extra camera effects. It comes to join the Boomerang GIFs, Layout collages, and Hyperlapse time-lapse. Instagram is reportedly awaiting user feedback for Superzoom to see if it will continue adding new features to it, such as new sound effects, for example. At least for the moment, users can record up to 15 seconds long such videos, so we’ll have to wait and see if the filming period could get extended or not, as well.
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