Add an AR lens to your video or selfie cover image

When you record a video or take a selfie on the Flipgrid app, you’re able to add AR 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're only able to use AR lenses on the Flipgrid app. It's currently not available on Flipgrid.com.

How to add an AR lens to your video

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

  1. Open the Flipgrid app.
  2. At the bottom, tap Camera Camera_app_.png.
  3. Next to Record Camera_app_.png, tap AR lens AR_Lens.png.
  4. 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.
  5. When you’re ready to record, tap the lens you chose.
    • To exit AR lenses: Above the active lens, tap Exit Delete%2BExit__Circle_X_.png.

How to add an AR lens to 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 Flipgrid app.
  2. At the bottom, tap Camera Camera_app_.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 Camera_app_.png, tap AR 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. When you’re ready to take the selfie, tap the lens you chose.
    • To exit AR lenses: Above the active lens, tap Exit Delete%2BExit__Circle_X_.png.

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