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Apple’s new app ‘Clips’ will change the way you make videos on your iPhone

Apple's new app Clips

Alongside a red iPhone 7 and an updated 9.7-inch iPad, Apple introduced a new app called Clips on Tuesday morning. Taking a page from other popular video messaging apps, Clips allows users to create short videos, add filters, shapes and speech bubbles and the share the videos with their friends on social networks.

While Clips is clearly inspired by the likes of Snapchat and Instagram, it has a unique feature called Live Titles that gives users the ability to “create animated captions and titles using just their voice.” Video created in clips can also be shared on a multitude of social networks, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo.

“Clips lets users create multi-clip videos on iPhone or iPad without timelines, tracks or complicated editing tools,” Apple explains in a press release. “Touch and hold a single button to shoot live video and photos, or add them from the Photo Library. Then add artistic filters, speech bubbles, shapes or emoji. Users can also add full-screen posters with animated backgrounds and customizable text. Clips has dozens of music soundtracks to choose from, and they automatically adjust to match the length of a video.”

Clips will be free to download from the App Store when it launches in April. The app is compatible with the iPhone 5s and later, the new 9.7-inch iPad, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad mini 2 and later and the 6th generation iPod touch. Your device also needs to be updated to iOS 10.3 for the app to work.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.