WhatsApp is constantly updated so as not to be left behind by its closest competitors (Telegram and Line), with the aim of continuing to be the users’ favorite messaging app.
In one of these updates, it is contemplated to add the Boomerang function of its sister app Instagram, to use this type of videos in the ‘states’ of WhatsApp.
The above according to the information of WABetaInfo, a news site that informs about updates or new gadgets of iOS and Android.
WABetaInfo ensures that while this update is not yet available, it is already in the testing phase. In addition, some articles and videos of how its operation could be circulated on social networks, although none of that is confirmed.
«WhatsApp is developing a boomerang feature for chats and status updates!»
At the moment, the developers are in a beta phase only available to some iOS users, with the purpose of finding possible errors and repairing them before the launch of this new function to the general public.
This action of integrating Instagram functions into one of its sister apps corresponds to Mark Zuckerberg’s intention to create a kind of “macro platform”, in which all his applications coexist organically.
And to make it clear who owns this consortium of social networks, it is speculated that both WhatsApp and Instagram will change their names to ‘WhatsApp of Facebook’ and ‘Instagram of Facebook’ respectively, according to data from The Information.
So far Android devices are not included for these tests. The official launch of this new function is expected to take place in the coming weeks, so you have to be patient.
According to WABetaInfo, one of the conditions to use this function is that the video to which you want to add the Boomerang effect should last a maximum of 7 seconds.
The Boomerang video function is very popular on Instagram since it allows the user to record short videos and create a kind of loop, which causes it to play normally, but in the end, it reverses its reproduction and begins at the end and ends at the beginning of the clip.
These types of videos can be used as the status of your profile or can be shared with someone else.