Getting Started: Leads

Sign up for a lead account to start creating groups and inviting members to respond with videos, audios, and comments. 

Important: If you're a student, make sure to join Flip by using a join method given by your teacher or lead. Learn more about how to join as a member.

Step 1:  Sign up for a lead account

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1. Go to flip.com.

2. At the top right, click Signup

3. Enter your date of birth, and country or region. Enter this information accurately as it helps us confirm you're an adult. We won't save this information.

4. Choose Sign Up with Microsoft or Sign Up with Google

  • Important: Verify you have a Microsoft or Google account. Even if your email doesn't end with @outlook.com or @gmail.com, it may still be associated with Microsoft or Google. If you don't have this type of account, follow the steps to create one.
    • OneDrive, Outlook, Teams, or Word: You have a Microsoft account. 
    • Google Classroom, Docs, Drive, or Gmail: You have a Google account.

4. Choose an email.

  • Important:
    • If you're going to use Flip for your school or organization, use the email provided by them to sign up.
    • If you've logged in to your Microsoft or Google account on the same browser, you'll find that email listed as an option to create an account. 

5. Click Create account.

 

Step 2: Create a group

  1. Go to admin.flip.com.
  2. At the top right, click +Group
  3. To continue, you must select a group type:
    • Classroom and Education
      • If you select this group type, you must select a level. You can choose from "Ages 3-10 (PreK - Elementary), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14-18 (High school), Vocational/Technical, University, or All ages." 
    • Clubs and Organizations
    • Friends and Family
    • Arts and Music
    • Events and Occasions
    • Gaming
    • Hobbies
    • Professional Development
    • Sports and Fitness
    • Travel and Places
    • Create my own

      Important:
      You can't edit your group's type after you've created it.
  4. Update your group's details.
    • Under "Name," in the text box, enter the group name.
    • If you want to change the randomly selected group theme image, click Edit image Edit_pencil.png. Then, select an image or upload your own.
  5. Choose your Join code or link setting:
    • Anyone with the link: Anyone who has the join code or link can join the group, regardless of whether you added them as a member.
    • Only people you approve: If someone tries to join your group, and you didn’t add them as a member through their email, domain, or Google Classroom, you can approve or deny their request to join. This is the default setting selected.
  6. In the bottom right, click Create group.

Learn more details about how to create a group

Step 3: Share your group

Members can join your group with a join code, link, username, or guest password.

  1. When you create a group, you'll find options to share it with:
    • A join code
    • A join link
    • On Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Remind
    • An embed or QR code
  2. After you create a group, you can click on the group, and at the top right, find options to share it.

Learn more about how to share your groups and topics.

Step 4: Create a topic in a group

In your group, you'll find a starter topic titled "Hello, I am..." You can create new topics that are tailored to the interests of your group.

Learn more about how to create and customize a topic.

 

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