Clips — Everything you need to know about Apple's social video app!
If you're someone who goes gaga over apps like Snapchat and Instagram Stories and, ahem, Messenger Day, then you'll probably be interested in the latest app that Apple is releasing.
Clips, "a new app that makes it quick and fun for anyone to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad", combines video clips, photos, and music into snappy, electric videos you can share through Messages, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, and every other social media network!
How does Clips work, exactly?
OK, so this sort of sounds like Snapchat … how is it different?
We will admit, the app is quite reminiscent of Snapchat, even down to the big red button to record (although the Clips button appears to be stretched out).
One unique thing Clips holds over Snap is Live Titles, a brand new feature that lets you animate and create captions and titles using just your voice.
Is it complicated to edit together a video with Clips?
The app is designed to make things as straight-forward as possible, so Clips promises that there will be no complicated editing tools to adhere to.
After you're done recording, send your video or photo to your Photo Library and then, using Clips, you can sprinkle on some filters, speech bubbles, different shapes, and even emoji!
Clips also has tons of music soundtracks to choose from which automatically adjust to the length of the video, so you aren't scrambling to edit down 30-seconds of blank space (cue Taylor Swift).
Where can I share my final Clips project?
You can even share your Clips with pals in the Messages app — the app can suggest who to share things with based on the people who are in your final video (or the people you share with most often)!
When will Clips be available?
Clips will be available in the App store for free at the beginning of April and will be compatible with the iPhone 5s and later as well as the new 9.7-inch iPad and iPad Pro models, iPad mini 2 and later, and the iPod touch 6th generation.
Will you be using Clips?
Are you someone who thinks Apple's new Clips app is an incredible idea, or do you think you'll pass on what could end up being another Snapchat-like content-creation app?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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Cella writes for iMore on social and photography. She's a true crime enthusiast, bestselling horror author, lipstick collector, buzzkill, and Sicilian. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @hellorousseau