Flippity is one of my go-to resources for making fun things like games and random name pickers with Google Sheets. Recently, some of the Flippity templates stopped working as they originally did. I first experienced this during a live webinar earlier this month. At first I thought it was just a quirk and it would be resolved quickly. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Last Friday the developer of Flippity published an update about what’s going on with many of the templates.
The short version of what’s affecting the Flippity templates is a change to some of Google’s security policies and how it handles data published via Google Sheets. You can read the full explanation here on the Flippity site.
Fortunately, some of the Flippity templates are working again. And there are some templates in the “Skip the Spreadsheet” section of Flippity that work without using Google Sheets at all. In the meantime, I’ll just be patient as I wait for my favorite Flippity templates to be restored to full functionality.