Add a lens to your video or selfie cover image

When you record a video or take a selfie on the Flip app, you’re able to add lens effects. These lenses allow you to use animated lenses and filters to immerse yourself in different environments that may even change your appearance or turn you into a pencil.

Note: You can only use lenses on the Flip app. They're currently not available on Flip on web.

How to add and remove a lens for your video

To help your video stand out, explore all the different AR lens options.

  1. Open the Flip app.
  2. At the bottom, tap Camera Record__Squircle_.png.
  3. Next to Record Record__Squircle_.png, tap Lens AR_Lens.png.
  4. At the bottom, scroll and choose a lens.
    • Some lenses allow you to change their appearance. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Confirm, remove, or don't make changes to your lens.
    • To confirm your lens: After you select a lens, at the bottom right tap Confirm Confirm.png.
    • To remove a lens: If you already confirmed a lens but no longer want to record with a lens, scroll and select Remove Remove_effect.png. Then at the bottom right, tap Confirm Confirm.png.
    • To exit lenses without making any changes: At the bottom right, tap Back Back.png.
  6. When you’re ready to record, tap Record Record__Squircle_.png.

How to add and remove a lens for your selfie cover image

After you record your video, you’re able to take a selfie of yourself with an AR lens to set as the cover image for the video you just created. This selfie can use any AR lens, even if you used a different lens or didn't use a lens at all when you recorded your video.

Important: After you post or save your video, you aren’t able to change its cover image.

  1. Open the Flip app.
  2. At the bottom, tap Camera Record__Squircle_.png.
  3. Record and review your video.
  4. On the "Save" screen, in the top left, tap Cover Edit_pencil.png.
  5. Next to Record Record__Squircle_.png, tap Lens AR_Lens.png.
  6. At the bottom of the camera image, scroll and choose a lens. You know which lens is active when it fills the thick circle.
    • Some lenses allow you to change their appearance. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. Confirm, remove, or don't make changes to your lens.
    • To confirm your lens: After you select a lens, at the bottom right tap Confirm Confirm.png.
    • To remove a lens: If you already confirmed a lens but no longer want to record with a lens, scroll and select Remove Remove_effect.png. Then at the bottom right, tap Confirm Confirm.png.
    • To exit lenses without making any changes: At the bottom right, tap Back Back.png.
  8. When you’re ready to take the selfie, tap Record Record__Squircle_.png.

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