What do I need to know about Flipagram?

We've spoken to parents to find out what they think about Flipagram. We've also asked children and young people what they think. Here's what they said:

Children’s views

What do children and young people dislike about it?

5% of the children and young people who reviewed Flipagram thought it was unsafe. The main things they told us they don’t like about Flipagram were:

  • Making a Flipagram can take a lot of time
  • Videos you post can be seen by anyone

What do children and young people like about it?

The main things that children and young people told us they like about Flipagram were:

  • You can combine photos and music
  • It’s a fun and creative way to store your memories
  • Making photo collages for friends for their birthdays 

Is content on Flipagram suitable for children and young people?

We asked parents and young people about the types of inappropriate content they’ve seen on Flipagram. The level of risk is based on the % of respondents who reported seeing these types of content. The ratings are: Low Risk (less than 5% of respondents); Medium Risk (between 5 and 25%); and High Risk (over 25%, or more than one in four).


Medium Risk

Violence & hatred

Low Risk


Medium Risk

Suicide & self-harm

Low Risk

Drink, drugs & crime

Low Risk

What are people saying about

Girl, 13

“It is a very nice way to show your time with friends through photos. For example, if it was someone’s birthday and you wanted to wish them a good time.”

Girl, 13

“If other people’s accounts are not on private settings you can see any one of their Flipagrams. However, you are easily able to set your account to private so that only your followers can see them.”

Girl, 14

“You can add your favourite songs to a slideshow of your favourite photos.”


“The comments sections are full of 'haters' and some very mean comments are added.” – Mother of 16 yr old boy


“Flipagram is good for connecting socially and allowing my child to pick up tips on crafts, hairstyles etc. I have to monitor it very meticulously because she can see videos from anywhere and anyone.” – Mother of 3 and 11 yr old girls


"Make sure your child sets privacy, and turns off location. Educate your child that public displays will be there forever and can encourage nasty comments and unwelcome viewers.” – Mother of 16 yr old boy


"All stories matter. They connect and empower us to experience the beauty of our uniqueness and the humanity that comes with seeing the world through someone else's eyes. Everyone has stories worth telling, what's yours? Create short video stories from your photos, set to music you love!"

O2 Guru's Top Tip for Flipagram

O2 Guru Camila says:

“To stay safe with Flipagram, you can make your profile private by tapping on 'Edit profile' and then clicking 'Make profile private' this means no one will be able to search for you.”

Our O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline can help you to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks. You can call us free on 0808 800 5002.

For face to face advice and support, you can also book a free in-store appointment with an O2 Guru here (even if you’re not with O2). 


What's the right age for Flipagram?


Flipagram says

This is from Flipagram’s own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2018.


Our panel of parents say

Based on our independent panel of 2,049 parents, surveyed through YouGov in January 2018.


Children say

Based on 2,059 responses from children and young people in November and December 2017.


Net Aware visitors say

Based on 51 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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