The Hyperlapse app was designed to let people easily make high-quality time-lapse videos even while moving around with a smartphone, according to Instagram.
The videos created using Hyperlapse can be saved on mobile devices and shared on Instagram.
“From documenting your whole commute in seconds or the preparation of your dinner from start to finish to capturing an entire sunset as it unfolds, we’re thrilled about the creative possibilities Hyperlapse unlocks,” Instagram said in a blog post.
At the moment, Hyperlapse applications are available only for mobile devices powered by Apple software.
In a report in March that nearly 35 million people in America accessed Instagram at least once each month as of the end of 2013, a jump of more than 30% from a year earlier.
Instagram in November began displaying ads as Facebook moved to start making money from the smartphone photo sharing service it bought in a billion-dollar deal in early 2012.