It looks like Snapchat may soon be borrowing a feature from Instagram, for once.
The app is currently testing a new video feature that lets users create looping Boomerang-style videos. The feature, called “bounce,” is being tested in a beta version of the app but isn’t publicly available yet.
Snapchat already lets you create looping videos — the feature was added a year ago — but it doesn’t quite create Boomerang-like effects. (Boomerang creates its looping effects by playing clips forward and then backward.)
The new bounce feature brings Snapchat’s version closer to Instagram’s Boomerang, though. It appears alongside the other video playback tools. Using a slider, you select a portion of the video to “bounce.” The clip will play backward and forward in a loop, similar to a Boomerang. Read more…