Flipgrid works on almost any device with a camera! Depending on what kind of device, there are some required OS and browser versions outlined below:
PCs, Macs, & Chromebooks
Flipgrid works best with the new Microsoft Edge. In addition, Flipgrid is supported by all modern web browsers. Please see the chart below as a reference to how Flipgrid works across browsers:
|New Edge 💯||Chrome||Firefox||Old Edge||Safari|
|Video Recording||Built-in (WebRTC)||Built-in (WebRTC)||Built-in (WebRTC)||Flash Required||Flash Required|
|Video Playback||Native (MP4)||Native (MP4)||Native (MP4)||Native (MP4)||Native (MP4)|
|Overall Experience||Super Awesome||Super Awesome||Awesome||Great||Great|
|Min Version||79||70||69||44 / 18||12|
iOS and Android Apps
On mobile devices, students will need to download the free Flipgrid apps. Educators will continue to use the mobile browsers for accessing their account and managing their Grids.
Flipgrid's iOS app requires iOS 10.0 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Please make sure you are on the latest version of the Flipgrid app and we always recommend the latest iOS version. Camera decorations are not supported during the recording step for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPad Air.
Flipgrid's Android app requires Android 5.0 and up. Please make sure you are on the latest version of the Flipgrid app and we always recommend the latest possible Android OS version. For Android 8.0 and below, trim and split camera editing functionalities are not supported.
Watch videos in augmented reality using FlipgridAR! Many iOS and Android devices support this but this is not available for PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks. Learn more about FlipgridAR here.
Apple devices made after 2015 (iPhone 6s or newer) running iOS 12 or higher have AR capabilities. Check your device to see if it has Apple's "arkit" compatibility here: https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/DeviceInformation/Reference/iOSDeviceCompatibility/DeviceCompatibilityMatrix/DeviceCompatibilityMatrix.html
Android devices running Android OS8 (Oreo) are supported, along with limited OS7 support. Google has a list of supported devices, and if they have special operating system requirements, at https://developers.google.com/ar/discover/supported-devices
Other devices such as Kindles, Microsoft phones, and older devices may watch Flipgrid videos but they will not be able to record videos.