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Hyperlapse from Instagram app review: create time lapse videos



Hyperlapse from Instagram is an official app for the iPhone and iPad created by the folks over at Instagram, Inc.

What we have here is an app that simplifies the shooting of time-lapse videos thanks to the stabilization function which is developed by Instagram. This completely eliminates the need to use any heavy and cumbersome tripods; you can even record videos while you are in motion!

Let's take a closer look at the features of this app.

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Hyperlapse from Instagram


Create Stunning Videos

Hyperlapse from Instagram is sure to help you create some amazing time lapse videos from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad. This app certainly is a game changer in terms of the kind of media it allows users to capture.

This app can be found in the Photo & Video section of the App Store where it can be downloaded completely free of charge. It will only take a few moments to get it up and running since the app is very lightweight at just 9.6 MB.

The design of the interface is also very simple, enabling you to quickly start shooting as soon as you fire up the app.

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Clean interface
Clean interface

Capture, Speed Up, and Share

The preview screen for Hyperlapse from Instagram is clutter-free with just one big button to capture and another to adjust other settings. The rest of the screen is your viewfinder, so you can have a clear look at what you're about to capture.

The unique thing about this app is that it allows users to take time lapse videos even when they are moving, and it provides a stabilization effect which is "indegenous" to Instagram, making your video look like a cinematic masterpiece rather than amateur hour.

Users can also speed up their time lapse video to varying speeds all the way up to 12x.

When you're happy with your video, simply save it to your camera roll or share it via Instagram or Facebook thanks to social media integration.

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Shoot while you're in motion
Shoot while you're in motion

Hyperlapse from Instagram


Pros & Cons


  • A fantastic tool for creating time lapse videos with ease
  • Shoot time lapse videos while you are walking, riding a car or train, or jumping
  • Does not require you to use a tripod as it uses Instagram's stabilization function
  • Free and lightweight app
  • Speed up your time lapse video to up to 12x
  • Social media integration
  • Does not require you to sign up or create an account


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Instagram's stabilization
Instagram's stabilization

Final Words

Hyperlapse from Instagram will definitely add to your media-capturing repertoire as it provides you with a cool way to capture what's in front of you and compress longer, drawn-out videos with ease. Why not take it for a spin on your iPhone or iPad and experience it for yourself?! I'd highly recommend doing so.


Hyperlapse from Instagram

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.