Make Your Own Slideshow With Flipagram

Turn Your Photos Into a Slick and Creative Slideshow Video

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Sometimes making your own slideshow can be a much more practical alternative to spamming your Instagram followers with too many individual posts or uploading a full album to Facebook that your friends will be too overwhelmed to look at because there are too many photos. In these types of cases, you can turn toward Flipagram.

Flipagram, the King of Social Slideshows

Flipagram is the popular app of choice for making short and personalized video stories in slideshow format. What used to be just a simple slideshow app a few years ago is now a full-blown social app with a home feed featuring videos from other users and all sorts of other amazing features that make it a truly powerful app with its own community.

As far as slideshow creation goes, Flipagram accesses your device's photos and videos (and even your Facebook albums if you choose to integrate Facebook) so that you can pick and choose which ones you want in your slideshow. After choosing them, you'll be able to:

  • select up to 60 seconds of a music track from Flipagram's music library, or use one from your own library;
  • set the speed so the slideshow moves faster or slower; and
  • apply filter effects similar to what Instagram offers.

Once you're all done editing, you can add a caption and optionally tag users or include hashtags. When you're ready to complete your slideshow and post it, you can select whether you want to post it to your followers, send it privately to specific users or just save it as a hidden post for your own viewing.

After you've completed the last step, a tab will open in Flipagram that will give you options to share your slideshow elsewhere. You can share it via text message, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, WhatsApp and more. You can also just save it to your device if that's all you need.

Moving More Toward Music

Flipagram used to be primarily a slideshow app, but these days, it looks at functions a lot like does, but with a slideshow twist. In other words, Flipagram has put more emphasis on its music integration in order to compete with other apps and keep users engaged.

Flipagram has a music library with over 40 million tracks to choose from along with fun challenges to participate in for categories like dance, art, beauty, comedy and more. One of the apps newest features is the Emoji Beatbrush, which allows users to add emojis to their drawings that dance to the beat of the photos or videos included in the slideshow.

Getting Social With Flipagram

If you're even remotely familiar with Instagram or Vine, then you should have no problem at all navigating and using Flipagram since the app is built to look and function just like that two popular photo and video sharing platforms. Using the menu at the bottom of the screen, you can shift between the home feed, search tab, camera tab, notifications and your profile.

When you first sign up, Flipagram will ask you to follow some suggested users and may even connect you with current users who you know if you signed up through Facebook. You can like, repost and comment on anyone's slideshow or tap the music icon in the top right to see which music track the poster paired with their slideshow.

Take advantage of the search tab to check out the trending hashtags, top flipsters, and popular flips. These will help expose you to great content made by interesting users you might want to follow.

Flipagram is available for free to download on both iOS and Android devices.