Record and post a video

Ready to share your voice? You can create a video either on the web at or on the Flip app. You’re able to record and submit a video either directly to a topic or to your profile. Learn how to join a topic.

To create a video response, there are 3 general steps:

Step 1: Record your video

After you open the Flip camera, you’re able to set up and record the type of video you want. Choose the camera mode and effects that you want to use. Learn about all the Flip camera's options and effects.

Step 2: Review your video

After you record, you can watch your video and decide how you want to edit it. You can also add music from Flip's music library. Learn more about how to edit your video.

Step 3: Post your video

Add a cover image or brief description for your video, then choose whether to post it directly to a topic or to your profile.

How to record and post a video

You’re able to add a response directly to the topic that you're in or if you don’t want to post to a topic immediately, you can save the video response to your profile and add it to a topic later.

When you create a video, you can add multiple clips before you go to the review step. Each time you start and stop recording, a new clip is added. When you review the video, you can trim and delete individual clips.

Note: Some camera options and effects may differ between Flip on the web and the Flip app. Learn about all the Flip camera's options and effects.

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Important: You can record multiple clips before you go to the review step. Each time you record and stop recording, a new clip is added.

  1. Go to and log in.
    • If you can't see any groups, make sure you join a group first.
  2. Decide whether you want to post a video to a topic or post it to your profile.
    • To post to a topic: Select the group and then the topic where you want to post your video. Then, click Add_video.png Record.
      • Tip: To confirm you're posting to the correct topic, while you record, you can find the name of the topic you selected on the top left. 
    • To post to your profile: In the top left, click Photo_camera.png Camera .
  3. At the bottom under the Record button Record__Squircle_.png, select the camera mode.
    • Video mode: Record both the video and audio from your device's camera and microphone. The Flip camera defaults to this mode.
    • Audio mode: Record only the audio from your device's microphone. Your device's camera is turned off in this mode.
    • Create mode: Add any camera effects that you want. Both your device's camera and microphone are turned off. Learn more about create mode.
  4. Choose how you want to set up your video with options and effects. 
  5. When you're ready to record your video, click Record__Squircle_.png Record .
  6. To stop recording, click Stop_record.png Stop Record. This creates a clip. 
    • To record another clip: Choose whether you'd like to change your camera mode or effects. Then, click Record__Squircle_.png Record .
    • To delete the clip and try again: In the bottom right, tap Retake Retake.png.
  7. To go to the review step, in the bottom right, click the Clips thumbnail Clips_thumbnail.png.
  8. Review your video. Learn more about how you can edit your video.
    • To rearrange your clips: Hold a clip and drag it to where you want. Then, on the bottom right, click Confirm Checkmark.png. You can now hold a different clip to rearrange it. When you're done, click Next Forward.png.
    • To trim a clip: Click the clip you want to trim. To adjust the length of the clip, select one of the end bars and move it along the clip. You can trim from the beginning or end of the video. When you're done, click Confirm trim Checkmark.png.
    • To delete a clip: Under the video player, click the clip you want to delete. Then, in the bottom left, click Delete clip Trash.png.
    • To add more clips to your video: Next to the video clip bar, click  Add More Add__Plus_in_square_.png . Then, choose the type of video you want to add.
  9. To go to the post video step, in the bottom right, click Next Forward.png.
  10. You can edit your response’s cover image and caption.
    • To change where to post the video: Under “Post to:,” click Change. Select the topic from the list, or enter a topic name in the search bar. After you selected the correct topic, click Continue.
    • To return to the review stage: In the bottom left, click  Back_arrow.png Edit Video.
  11. To post your video, in the bottom right, click either Post to topic or Save to my profile.

How to post a video from your profile

You’re able to post a video to any topic that you're a member of from the “My videos” page in your profile. 

Important: When you remove a response from a topic, the video isn't deleted. You're able to find it again in your "My videos" page.

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  1. Go to and log in.
  2. At the top left, click My_videos.png My videos.
  3. At the top right of the video you want to post, click More More.png > Post to Add__Plus_in_square_.png.
  4. In the "Post to topic" window, click the down arrow Down_arrow.png. Then select the topic.
  5. Click Post to topic.
    To remove a video from a topic: Next to the topic name, click Remove X.png. In the "Remove from topic?" box, click Remove.

Post a video to a moderated topic

When a topic is moderated, it means that only you and your leads can view your video in the topic. Your leads can activate the video at any time, which allows all other members in the group to view it.

  • “Moderated topic” label: This label shows up on the topic’s page, above the topic's name. You can also find it at the top right of the comments section for any video posted in the topic.
  • Video message: After you post a video, a message says that only leads and co-leads can view your video until leads activate in the topic. The message shows up:
    • Before you post the video: In the “Post video” screen.
    • After you post the video: When you click “Go to topic.”
  • Comment message: After you try to post a comment, under your name where you typed the comment, a message says the topic is moderated and the comment has to be activated before it shows up.

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