If you’re attending the ISTE conference in person this week or you’re following updates from it on social media, you probably heard a thing or two about Flipgrid hosting a big event they called Flipfest. I didn’t go because I wasn’t at ISTE and even if I was there corporate “fests” are generally not my thing (my thoughts about corporate “fests” are something I’ll save for another day). But even though I didn’t go to Flipfest I did learn via Twitter that Flipgrid is dead. That’s right, it’s over, no more Fipgrid.
Microsoft has rebranded Flipgrid as simply Flip. Other than that nothing is changing for now.
Microsoft’s official announcement of the rebranding of Flipgrid does mention a bunch of features that are “coming soon.” Some of those sound like they’ll be helpful. For example, an improved caption editing tool, a Spanish version of the mobile app, and a new tool called ASL Learning Lens all have practical uses. Some of the other features coming soon appear to be mostly cosmetic. You can read the full announcement here or watch a two-hour recording of Flipfest if you like.