Instagram is testing another new feature, the Stop-Motion camera tool. Basically, its purpose is to let you take a long series of photos which Instagram then stitches together to create a GIF that you can post in your story.
The Stop-Motion tool allows you to take a series of photos, but not edit individual images. Once you are done snapping the photos, you simply tap "done" to gain access to story-editing tools like stickers and text, from there you simply post the Stop-Motion GIF, and boom! You have a rad story to show your friends!
After spending nearly a year cloning almost every aspect of Snapchat, Instagram has turned to more experimental features. Due to the success of its looping app, Boomerang, the format encouraged the company to introduce Superzooms – its dramatic chipmunk-style-extreme-close-ups! The Stop-Motion tool could inspire similar creativity.
As always the feature is still being tested and there is no guarantee the tool will ever be released globally. But, if it proves popular inside the test group, it could join Instagram's family of creative tools inside the Story camera.