Apple's new Clips iPhone app makes videos for Instagram, Facebook and more

Update: Apple has updated its Clips app, bringing along a suite of new digital assets from the company itself, as well as entertainment giant Disney to broaden the tool set for all of you burgeoning creative types.

Digging into the specifics, your favorite Disney characters can now dance along with you in your videos. If that's not your thing, you might enjoy the added visual effects, such as overlays, rendered background and animated text that can add some flavor to the videos in your Camera Roll. 

We're currently testing out the new update and will report back with any other new additions that we discover.

If you haven't snagged Clips, there's never been a better time. You can download Apple's exclusive video app for free on the App Store today.  Oh, and here's how to use Apple Clips.

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A new Apple-exclusive video app called Clips has launched today alongside the company's refreshed iPad

It will allow users to edit photos and videos on the fly so that they can be shared straight to your social network of choice. Clips is designed to share your video and shots to other social networks, rather than Apple having to launch its own version of Google+ or Facebook.

Clips will share files directly to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo and more. It will allow you to edit your photos and videos with filters and captions that look similar to Prisma and other photo editing apps.

For your favorite social networks

Apple has designed this to be as user friendly as possible with an easy to use interface that allows you to shoot and take video or photos within the app itself.

It looks to be half way between the iPhone Photos app feature Memories and specialist video editing software iMovies.

After you've taken a clip, you can then choose from a variety of editing tools such as filters, animated title cards and symbols.

At launch it will only come with eight filter options, some of which have previously been seen within the Apple Photos app, but the company may decide to launch more in the future.

There's also the option of 'Live Titles' that generate a caption over the top of your image from what you say directly to the phone. Why you'd use your voice over quickly writing out a caption is currently unclear though.

The app will be landing on the Apple App Store next month, but an exact release date for Clips is not yet confirmed. 

There's no word on which specific iPhone models will be compatible with, but if your phone is running iOS 10 you're likely to be able to download the Clips app.

Note that, as an iOS exclusive, you won't be able to download Clips on Android anytime soon.

James Peckham

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.