The following announcement is from Flipgrid VP of Engagement Joey Taralson.
Hi friends! 🤗
As many of you know, our mission is to empower educators as they help learners of all ages define their voices, share their voices, and respect the diverse voices of others. Flipgrid was created for twelve students and is now used by millions of students, educators, and families in over 180 countries.
The #FlipgridFever community grew because thousands of educators united to promote social learning, inspiring a movement. From art projects to sub plans to book talks to staff intros to number games to parent-teacher conferences to summer challenges, you revolutionize student engagement every day.
So whenever we make changes to Flipgrid, it is driven by you - your ideas, your projects, your stories. And there is a big change we need to make if we want to truly empower you and the students you inspire. We need to make all of Flipgrid available to every educator. Today we are excited to do that, thanks to…
🌏 A partner who is already supporting millions of educators around the world.
🤩 An opportunity to make the Flipgrid you know and love completely free.
We are proud to announce that Flipgrid is now a part of Microsoft, sharing a mission to empower every student to achieve more. And just like Office 365, Flipgrid is now free for all educators and students.
😮 Crazy, I know. I'm sure you have questions. Let me address a few:
Flipgrid isn't going anywhere.
Flipgrid will continue to work great on Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, PCs, and Android devices. And just as we always have, we will continue to improve Flipgrid for ALL educators.
Flipgrid is free. For real. All educators have been automatically upgraded to Flipgrid Classroom (we’ll simply call it Flipgrid going forward). Additionally, Microsoft is providing a prorated refund to every educator who upgraded in the past year.
Team Flipgrid will still be Team Flipgrid. Every one of us will continue to support, amplify, and champion the amazing Flipgrid educator community.
I hope you are excited for this next chapter. We are here because of you. YOU ARE FLIPGRID. You inspire your students to believe that their voices truly matter and that their voices can change the world.
On behalf of all of us at Team Flipgrid, thank you for everything you do every day.