Microsoft’s social learning platform Flipgrid gets a major revamp

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Flipgrid, the video-based social learning platform that Microsoft acquired back in June is getting a major update today. This “all new Flipgrid” comes with several new features including the Flipgrid Camera, allowing students to enhance their videos with Live Inking, Stickers, and “Style” filters.

There’s also the new Shorts Camera feature, which is is a variation of the Flipgrid Camera tailored for educators. Shorts video can be easily on the web or Microsoft Teams, and educators can also print out a Flipgrid QR code for their videos to share them in the real world.

The Flipgrid platform has also been redesigned to make it easier to navigate. “Your Pinned Topic is now the homepage of the Grid with the inspiring prompt, responses from peers, and a green plus camera button at the ready. The new Flipgrid Topic menu makes navigating between your Topics a breeze,” the team explained today. Flipgrid is also leveraging Azure to provide close captions on all Flipgrid response videos.

The Flipgrid apps for iOS and Android are being updated today, with more updates coming later this fall.