Instagram Lets You #Selfielapse By Adding Front-Facing Camera Option To Hyperlapse

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Instagram’s first update to its timelapse app Hyperlapse will let you create mini-travelogues of your face hurtling through the world. Hyperlapse now lets you capture timelapses with the front-facing camera to create what Instagram calls a #Selfielapse. The app also now supports iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screen sizes.

Instagram tells TechCrunch that since Hyperlapse’s August 26th launch, it has been used by artists and even the White House. “So far, the most liked Hyperlapse shared to Instagram is this video by photographer David Guttenfelder for National Geographic.”

Here’s my first shot at a #Selfielapse, taken while riding my Boosted Board electric skateboard through SF.

Shooting a #Selfielapse was easy, though it’s tempting to shift your eyes back and forth from the camera at the top of the phone to the screen where you can see yourself and frame your video. The new option could make Hyperlapses more exciting than the landscape time-lapses people often post. Some wish the selfie craze would die off, but in lieu of a facepocalpyse, at least self-portraiture is evolving.