One of the best features of the iPhone camera is the ability to take and edit live photos. Not only do they let you pick the exact frame you want to save as a photo but they also serve as a fun, little snippet of that moment in time. Beyond that, many people fail to realize the other ways you can creatively use live photos.

Whether it's a live photo of you throwing a coin into a fountain or simply laughing with your friend, converting your photo into a boomerang is a neat way to appreciate and share a memory. So how do you do it?

In this article, I'll explain how to convert a live photo into a Boomerang video. Here's what you should do:

  1. Use the “Bounce” iPhone feature

2. Convert it to a video

Bounce Feature on iPhone

Go into your camera roll and click on whichever live photo you want to convert into a boomerang. Now, swipe up! Hidden below your photo are all the special effects that so many people neglect to notice. Tap on the “Bounce” effect and it will immediately convert your photo into a boomerang. Yes, it was that simple.

Ok, but what if you want to share your boomerang on social media? This will require a few extra steps. First, you’re going to have to save your “Bounce” photo to your files and then upload it to Kapwing Studio. From there, you can easily save it as an MP4 that is now shareable on all platforms.

Convert It to a Video

Once you've changed your Live Photo to a Boomerang, there are two ways for you to convert it to a video file. First, you can use the share option in your Photos app and send the Boomerang to a computer, where it will be received as a .MOV video file. Or, using the same Share menu, you can also save the Boomerang to your phone's files, where it will be stored as a video.

Share these boomerangs with friends and family and show them how they, too, can make the most of their live photos! Be sure to tag us @KapwingApp if you post your content on social media as we love to see the neat creations you all come up with! Remember to subscribe to our Resources page to see other cool ways to make the most of your photos, video, and more!

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