Facebook implementing short videos in Profile Pictures and more profile enhancements

Facebook has announced that it will soon allow users to use a short video as their profile picture that can be seen on their mobile apps.

Soon, you’ll be able to film a short, looping video clip that will play for anyone who visits your profile.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/140852546

In addition, the company will be implementing some new features to profile pictures:

“We’re not ignoring profile pictures either; we’ve also built some new features that will help you better let your personality shine through your profile picture. When more than 26 million people used our Celebrate Pride filter, it was more apparent than ever that people use their profile picture to show who they are— even if it’s just for a moment in time. Profile pictures are not just static portraits. They represent what’s going in your life right now and what’s important to you, and we want to give people the tools to better express themselves in this way.”

One nice new feature is being able to set a time-related profile picture:

“we’ve started to roll out the ability to set a temporary version of your profile picture that reverts back to your previous profile picture at a specified time. Want to support your team in the week leading up to the big game, commemorate a special milestone like a birthday or vacation or show off a great #tbt picture? Now you can create a temporary profile picture specifically for those moments and events. It can be a visual status update to let your friends know what’s going on in your life today, or it can be your statement of solidarity for a cause you feel strongly about.”

Facebook is also introducing new ways to customize your account profile by introducing a new customizable space at the top of your profile.

You can curate this space by changing the visibility of the fields that show up here. You can also fill out the new, one-line ‘Bio’ field: select certain public.

Facebook are starting to test all of these features to a small number of iPhone users in the UK and California, and will be rolling them out to more people soon.

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