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Rob Gould

Rob works as a digital marketing & public relations consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He has 20 years of marketing experience. He also currently serves in a volunteer capacity as director of pr/communications for TEDxDirigo. From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency (Portland). Prior to VIA, Rob worked with several PR & advertising agencies in London & Boston. He is a graduate of The University of Vermont (UVM) and a Maine transplant (2002). Follow Rob on Twitter at @bobbbyg His real-life interests include art, travel, writing, design, psychology, the beach, & exercise (grudgingly at times).

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Posted: September 26, 2014

Instagram’s Hyperlapse | Now featuring high-speed selfies | Selfielapse!

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Selfies just got a whole lot fancier. Not that they weren’t already the best thing since sliced bread, but wait until you hear this news! Before an app update yesterday, you could only shoot with the rear-facing camera on Instagram‘s popular time-lapse video app, Hyperlapse. With the app’s new front-facing camera option, selfies will never be the same. Now you can record what the company calls a “selfielapse” with just the touch of a button.

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. Old Port foot traffic, riding the Peaks Island ferry).
  • Capture yourself walking down the street as your surroundings swirl by.
  • Document transformations — applying your makeup, making your breakfast or tying your shoes — 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.

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The company won’t say 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.” — The Verge

Oh, Android. *sigh*

So, that’s what I’ve got. I’m going to keep it short because it’s Friday and I need to get to the Agents of Change Conference (if you’re interested, you can follow all of the digital marketing action on Twitter with the hashtag #aoc2014). Plus, I just told you about selfielapse. How much more excitement could you take in one day? Go ahead, admit it. Your life will never be the same.


For great, and detailed, instructions on how to use this exciting new feature on Hyperlapse, check out this article, “How to Snap the Perfect Hyperlapse Selfie,” from Mashable.

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