You're able to edit your topics' details and settings at any time. You can update multiple aspects about your topic, from your topic's name and description to if you want your topic to go live on a certain date or which camera options to allow members to use while they record a video response.

Edit your topic

Important: Some settings can only be updated on and not through the Flip app.

Web Browser Mobile Application
  1. Go to
  2. In the top left, click Topics Topics.png.
  3. Next to the topic you want to edit, click Edit topic Edit_pencil.png.
  4. Choose whether to edit the topic's "Details" or the "Settings".

Customize your topic

You can customize your topic before or after you post it. You'll find the "Details" and "Settings" tabs as you edit your topic.

Important: To customize your topic after you post it, select a topic and at the top right, select More More.png

 > Edit topic. Learn more about how to edit and customize your topics.


Title and description

Include a title and description. You must include this to be able to post a topic.

Recording time

Determine the maximum recording time for members. You can choose between 15 seconds to 10 minutes.

Topic media
  • Upload an image
  • Record a video to add to the topic
  • Include a Bitmoji, GIF, or stickers
  • Upload a video from your device
  • Add a YouTube of Vimeo link
  • Add an integration like Buncee or Adobe Creative Cloud Express
  • Add attachments like links with specific titles


Topic status

Set the status of your topic to Active, Hidden or View only. If you like, you can set this status before you even create the topic.


To approve videos before they're active, turn on "Moderate videos and comments." Learn more about Topic Moderation.


Choose to allow video and text comments, video comments only, text comments only, or none. Learn more about comments.

Closed captions

Turn closed captions on or off. You're also able to set the default language for closed captions. Learn how to edit or add closed captions.

Scheduled status

Choose a "Topic status" and then specify the dates you want this status to remain. Learn more about scheduled status here

  • Response: You can choose to allow attachment links, likes on videos, download and share for all videos, display view count. Learn more about topic video response settings.
  • Camera: You can choose to allow essentials, expressions, and sticky notes.
    • Essentials: Text, drawing, photos, stickers, frames, and boards.
    • Expressions: Lenses, filters, GIFs, and backdrops. Sticky notes: This is an option that shows while recording.
    • Guest password: This option lets you make your topic accessible to guests outside of your groups. Learn how to add a guest password to a topic. Learn how to add a guest password to a topic.

Add a timestamp to your topic

Important: Timestamps are only available on web. If you leave a timestamp on mobile, you can still view it on web.

Web Browser Mobile Application
  1. Go to
  2. In the top left, click Topics Topics.png.
  3. You can either:
    • Update an existing topic: Select an existing topic.
    • Create a new topic: Click +Topic.
  4. In the topic description, type the timestamp you want to reference in the video. For example, "0:11"
  5. You can either:
    • Update an existing topic: Click Update topic.
    • Post a new topic: Click Post.

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