November 29, 2023

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How To Make a Photo Collage in the Flipagram App

Flipagram was a popular app for making photo and video slideshows and visual stories. With this app, you could make a compelling story combining visual media with audio and text for sharing with your followers.

Flipagram was recently bought by TikTok and changed its name to VigoVideo. Unfortunately, since it is a video-making and -editing app, there are no features that allow you to add images. Therefore, you can’t make a photo collage.

However, you can make a photo collage on a similar app like VivaVideo, which allows you to further share it on VigoVideo.

Making a Photo Collage With VivaVideo

If you want to create a photo collage with VivaVideo, you are going to make it a part of your video story. It is not possible to create a standalone image.

To make a photo collage in VivaVideo, follow these steps:

  1. Open the VivaVideo app.
  2. Tap on the big ‘Slideshow’ button on the home screen.
  3. Choose an image to be your starting image.
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  4. Pick one of the existing themes. If you don’t want a theme, just scroll to the left until you see the ‘None’ option.
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  5. Tap on ‘Change photo displaying time’ to determine the length of your collage.
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  6. Choose ‘Effects’ from the bottom right of the screen.
  7. Select the ‘Collage’ effect.
  8. Tap on any picture that you want.
  9. Adjust the picture to the background. You can drag the bottom-right corner of the picture to resize it, and tap the bottom-left corner to rotate.
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  10. Hit the green checkmark on the bottom-right to add the picture. You will see a picture loading over your slideshow timeline.
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  11. Hit ‘Finish’ anytime that you want the picture to disappear from your slideshow. If you want it to remain the whole duration of the slideshow, let it load.
  12. You can tap on the picture anytime and a timeline will appear.
  13. Move the arrows left-to-right and vice-versa to modify the duration of the picture.
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  14. You can adjust different durations to different pictures so they appear and disappear at different times. This way you can make an animated collage in any way that you want.
    Repeat this process to add more pictures to your collage. You can add as many photos as you want and customize their durations. This way you can make a stunning animated collage video.
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  15. Press Save/Upload on the top-right of the screen.

When you save your photo collage, you can just upload it to TikTok, Vigo Video, or any other video-based platform.

Adding Other Details to Your Collage

If you aren’t satisfied with just a photo collage, you can add other things to make it even better.

Adding a Text

To add a text file, simply repeat the steps 1-6 from above, and choose ‘Text’ effect.


Here you’ll have an option to choose the font, size, and sticker (like a speech bubble). You’ll also be able to choose the duration of the text and if you want to animate it. You can create some awesome stories with a combination of speech bubbles and images.

Also, there is an amazing option to add your own font.

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Adding an Fx Effect

You can also add Fx animations to your collage to make it more dynamic and interesting. To do this, you should also follow steps 1-6 from the previous section and choose the ‘Fx’ option from the menu.


Here you’ll find various effects. You can choose anything from the effect of breaking glass and bubbles to a beautiful rainbow and a ray of sunshine. There’s also an option to download even more of these effects from the online database, so you’ll get bored.

Adding Music

You can also add sound effect and music to your photo collage. You just have to follow these steps:

  1. Press the ‘Music’ option at the bottom of the editor screen.
  2. On the top of the screen, choose between built-in sound effects, downloaded effects, or the music from your telephone.
  3. If you want an online sound, tap the download icon next to it (arrow pointing down). It will appear in ‘Downloaded’ tab.
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  4. Choose a song that you want, and tap the ‘Add’ button next to it.

Collage Away

The advantage of making a photo collage in VivaVideo is the ability to make it dynamic. Instead of making a static photo collage, with this app you can cycle through a lot of images on your collage in a short amount of time.

So, if you want to make a collage and share it with your friends, this app may be the right way to go. Especially if a collage slideshow is a better fit than just one image.