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Create a Flipboard Magazine for your Online Shop

Do you sell on eBay, Etsy or on your own website? From hand-forged jewelry to DIY kits and handmade clothes, a Flipboard magazine can act as a vibrant catalog of your offerings online.<p>Install the Flip It button in your browser on desktop or mobile and flip each item from your online store into a …

Customers

Why You Should Add an Avatar to Your Flipboard Profile and Write a Good Description

Sprucing up your profile with an avatar and description can go miles when engaging the Flipboard community. Providing a “face” to a name helps establish legitimacy and adds a human element to your profile.<p>To edit your avatar on your mobile device, start by tapping on the red ribbon, then find the …

Avatar

Make Your Magazines Move with Animated GIFs

Everywhere you look on the Internet, you’ll encounter moving images of cute cats falling over, your favorite sitcom quotes and laugh-out-loud snippets. Where did it all come from? GIF stands for “Graphics Interchange Format,” an image type created in 1987 by CompuServ and later animatable by …

GIF Animations

What Kind of Publisher Are You? Tips for When You Go Live

Whether you’re publishing spontaneously or following a planned schedule, there are key things to have in place before your magazine goes live. How do you know when you’re ready?<p>Here’s a handy dandy checklist of basics. Do you have…<p>…an amazing, illustrative cover image?<p>…a clear, relevant magazine …

New Singles

My Analytics: An Overview of Your Magazine Stats

Knowing how your magazines perform on Flipboard can help you improve as a magazine maker. This new view gives you a sense of what types of articles resonate the most with your readers.<p>You can visit your new “My Analytics” stats dashboard from Flipboard.com. Look for this icon when hover over …

Analytics

Spotlight’s On! Look Your Best Before Getting Discovered

With the introduction of over 30,000 topics to follow on the new Flipboard, your magazines will get more exposure than ever before—they’re helping to power those topics—so that’s why it’s important to look your best.<p>We’ve updated the profile to help you shine. Besides an overall redesign, you can …

Amazing

Easy Tools for Bloggers to Bring Content to Flipboard

Are you a blogger? We’ve introduced a couple of tools to help get your content to Flipboard faster and to expand your reach. You may have already seen share plugins on your favorite blogs. They are a row of social media “badges” you can click on to share a post on a specific network. Some of them …

You’re Invited! How to Collaborate on Magazines with Contributors

Adding contributors to your magazine can create a new dynamic for you on Flipboard. Another person’s perspective can expand your reach and round out your magazines with articles you may not have thought of or discovered yourself. Invite and motivate a friend who is trying the same diet as you or …

Spam

How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

The <b>#</b> symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as the hashtag. You may have used it to confirm automated instructions with a bank or phone company or in a list of numbers, but in computing, the hashtag is a metadata tag or label for …

HootSuite

Are You Up For It? How a Personal Challenge Can Improve Your MagMaking Skills

Creative challenges can jumpstart your brain and make you think about magazine curation in a new light. If you put in the work, you can showcase what you’ve accomplished in a beautiful magazine to share. We’ll walk you though and give you a few ideas to get started.<p><b>Set a goal</b><p>Determine what you …

Typography

What’s in a Name? How to Make Your Magazine Title Stand Out

A compelling magazine title can draw in a new person before they even start flipping. You can be funny, literal or figurative. There are pros and cons associated with each of these naming conventions.<p><b>You think you’re so funny…</b><p>Do you immediately follow some magazines because they make you chuckle …

Creative Ways to Organize Your Flipboard Magazines

You’ve got an amazing cover, detailed description and your mag title is flawless. What else can you do to spice things up and give your profile a personal touch? The difference between just flipping articles and <i>curation</i> is an awareness of what’s in a collection and how it’s presented.<p>Adding …

Black History

The MagMaker’s Guide to Private Group Magazines

Collaboration is important to us at Flipboard and we understand that you sometimes don’t want to share with the whole wide Web. What if you only wanted to share with your family, colleagues or best friends? Lucky for you we’ve just announced private group magazines. Any groups of people with shared …

Flipboard 101: How to Create an Account

Create a Flipboard account to save stories and make magazines. It can help preserve your Flipboard’s set up from device to device and device to platform (it’s also useful for people who share a device). You can sign in to Flipboard on the Web and from your mobile device. To expedite logging in on …

#ProfilesWeLove: How to Present Yourself on Flipboard

You’ve got the basics down. An awesome profile avatar, concise description and magazines with stunning covers. What could you possibly improve? There are more ways you can take your profile a step further.<p>Branding isn’t just for companies, but it can be a great way to market yourself. You don’t …

Selling

All About Group Magazines

Group magazines are great for uniting communities and teams around content. For example, best friends or family can share memories in one place, a class may collect articles for a project or a company can privately share updates with employees.<p>Here’s how to create a group mag in 3 easy steps:<p>Visit …

Employment

#FlipboardChat Summary: Using Flipboard to Create Digital Brochures

Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial group of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic. We share the tips and ideas discussed there each week and let you know what the next topic is going to be. Tomorrow’s topic is an open mic night …

Public Relations

Take Advantage of Flipboard International Content Guides

Have you ever wondered about the news across the world? Flipboard’s international Content Guides allow you to follow magazines and sources from 24 other countries. You can see what’s trending in China, tech news in the UK and cooking ideas from Japan.<p>All of the guides have customized New & …

Social Media

MagMaking 101: Make Your First Flipboard Magazine

On Flipboard it’s easy to make your own Flipboard magazine to collect articles, images, social posts, videos or SoundCloud files to share with others or to save so that you can refer to them at a later date. Flipboard Magazines are flexible and customizable and can be used to showcase your passions …

Marketing

So Meta! Reasons to Flip a Magazine into Another

Your Flipboard magazines can house articles, photos and tweets, but did you know you could flip whole magazines as well? We informally call these “metazines” around Flipboard.<p>To do this on mobile, tap the share icon to bring up a menu and select “+ Flip this into a Magazine.”<p>On the Web, click on …

Librarianship

Embed Flipboard Magazines On Your Website or Blog

Sharing magazines to your social networks is a great exercise in promotion, but if you want an attention-grabbing visual—a preview that pops—embed your magazine on your Website.<p>The easiest way to get started is to visit your magazine on the Web.<p>Hover you mouse over “Share” below the bottom right …

How to Create and Share Presentations on Flipboard | Flipboard

Flipboard Magazines are great for gathering talking points for a presentation, class project or panel discussion. Not only is it free to create an account, it’s a quick way to put together flippable slides. Ask your organizer or A/V tech if they have the appropriate equipment to project from your …

Infographics

Add a Flipboard Profile Badge to Your Website

Flipboard profile badges are now available for bloggers, partners and fans. You can choose from a variety of simple logos in different sizes, shapes and colors.<p>Visit https://share.flipboard.com/ to get started.<p>Scroll to the “BADGE” portion of the page. Select your preferred color and shape, then …

SoundCloud

#FlipboardChat Summary: Creative Magazine Ideas for New Parents

Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial group of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic. We share the tips and ideas discussed there each week.<p>Last week, participants chatted about “Creative Magazine Ideas for New Parents.” Here’s …

#FlipboardChat Summary: Using Flipboard Magazines for Storytelling

Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial group of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic. We share the tips and ideas discussed there each week. Join in the chat at 7pm PT / 10pm ET via the #FlipboardChat hashtag on Twitter. If the …

What Do Your Flipboard Likes Say About You?

Likes are another way you can bookmark Flipboard content and can be a helpful place to keep articles until you flip them into a magazine. When you browse your Cover Stories, topics or favorite magazines, tap the heart icon to save it to your public Likes. You can see your list of Likes on your …

#FlipboardChat Summary: How Retailers Can Use Flipboard Magazines

Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial group of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic. We share the tips and ideas discussed there each week. Join in the chat at 7pm PT / 10pm ET via the #FlipboardChat hashtag on Twitter. If the …

#FlipboardChat Summary: Curating Magazine Collections (Metazines)

Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial group of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic. We share the tips and ideas discussed there each week. Join in the chat at 7pm PT / 10pm ET via the #FlipboardChat hashtag on Twitter. If the …

All About Sharing on Flipboard

Flipboard isn’t just for reading. It is a great tool for sharing information and building authority on a subject. Up your social media game with quotes and articles to back up your opinions. Prime your friends with dinner conversation topics or track competitors privately with your coworkers.<p>Here …

Social Media

Learn the Basics About How to Use Flipboard

Flipboard is your all-the-time-place for the stories you care about. So how does it work?<p>Get know our most essential features:<p><b>Follow</b> your favorite topics, publications, and social feeds to populate the <b>For You</b> home feed <b></b>(previously known as Cover Stories).• <b><br>Flip</b> the articles that matter to you into</b> …

GIF Animations