How to customize your Flipsnack profile

By |Published On: April 23rd, 2013|Categories: Tutorials|

As you may have noticed already, we’re rolling out a new feature: public profiles.

Each public profile displays catalogs that were created on Flipsnack by each of our users, along with the user’s photo, name, website, social profiles and description. It’s the perfect place to showcase all your flipbooks. If you are a designer who does editorial design, I can’t think of a better portfolio for you, really. But the use of the public Flipsnack profile is not limited to designers, obviously. Here’s an example of a beautiful realtor profile.

If you have flipbooks that you’d like to keep private and not show in your public profile, you have the option to make your flipbook private or “unlisted”. This way, you ensure that no one will stumble upon your Flipsnack magazines by mistake, because they will only be available to those who have the link.

Here is how you can personalize your Flipsnack profile:

You were asked to set a username when you registered. That username is used a part of your profile’s custom URL, so we hope you didn’t skip that step: Generally it’s recommended to have a custom URL that represents you or your brand, and use it in campaigns, on your website or even on business cards. If you skipped it, your profile’s URL will show a unique ID instead of the username.

The username can be set at a later time, but your URL will not change.

All these options can be edited from Account options – Account – Public profile

Flipsnack profile settings

Here you can do the following actions:

  • Upload a small photography or your business logo
  • Add your website’s URL
  • Write a short description about you or your business. This description will show up next to your profile image.
  • Set up some social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube by adding links to your profiles on these networks. If you don’t place your social media profiles here, these buttons will simply not appear on your profile.
  • Don’t forget to click “Save changes” when you’re done

For our free users we’ll display all flipbooks with limitations: watermarks, 3 PDFs/flip, 15 pages/pdf. There are no limitations for Premium users. Everything they set as public will show on their profile without any limitation.

What’s great about public profiles is that when you share a flipbook, your visitors will be able to go to your profile page and check out other creations made by you.

Flipsnack profile example

Here’s a nice example profile. We can’t wait to see yours!

azure magazine

Now it’s your turn! Go to your account settings to edit your profile page.


  1. Blue vacations Sdn Bhd April 25, 2013 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Haloo snacktools officer

    The system update cause every public page and server jam and not running

    Kindly please repair it for us as a good service and reputation help in public

    • Jani April 29, 2013 at 12:41 am - Reply

      Our apologies. It should’ve lasted less than half an hour. Is everything ok now?

  2. Andrea April 25, 2013 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Hi – I am confused. Are we now only allowed to upload a max of 15 pages at a time for the free accounts? I have a couple others already uploaded and they are all fine. Can someone please enlighten me?


    • Jani April 29, 2013 at 12:48 am - Reply

      Hi Andrea! You’re right! The limit for for the free accounts is 15 pages/ PDF and you can only upload 3 PDFs in a flip book.

  3. Myriam Ortiz September 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    En cuenta gratuita, no se puede poner texto para publicar?

    • Jani September 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      You can publish flipbooks with a free account. Just make a PDF and upload it, but keep in mind only 15 pages will show on your flipbook. Good luck!

  4. bernardmn53 September 29, 2013 at 8:07 am - Reply

    i am 11

  5. Peter February 22, 2014 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    I don’t understand this. I want to share my first flipbook, but the URL it provides is this: I want to change the username to my company’s name — but it won’t let me. In other words, what you write here is not accurate.

    If I can’t fix this I’ll return the product. Am getting very frustrated here.

  6. Francisco Guillén March 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    In free account, you can not put text to publish?
    I really want to know!

    • Jani March 14, 2016 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Francisco, you can publish up to 15 pages with a free account and you can add texts on pages in our editor.

  7. Kirstine June 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Can i change my flipsnack url? its ueditble on my profile?

    • Jani June 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      Yes, you can, if you haven’t set up a username (and URL) when you signed up. Just follow the steps described in this post. Go to Account options and enter your username.
      The username will then become a part of your profile URL.

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