Facebook’s Profile Video Feature Arrives!

YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE PICTURE CAN NOW BE A SHORT VIDEO

And its called Profile Video.

 

The video clip can only be a few seconds long, and it will play on loop, similar to Vine (which is owned by rival Twitter). And in a sign of our smartphone-addicted times, you’ll need to be on Facebook’s mobile app for iOS or Android in order to use the feature.

 

These changes are just the latest and most noticeable to come to Facebook’s mobile app. The company has actually continually improved its apps with less flashy, but still useful features. When friends have liked a post, for example, a slide-in transition shows who of your favorite people have liked or commented on the status. Other updates can be seen when browsing video within Facebook — after tapping one video, a list of related videos appears underneath.

Facebook has placed increasing importance on video lately. With muted, autoplaying video the social network has cracked the code to increasing their online video impressions. Facebook introduced 360-degree videos that let you spin around and control what you’re looking at while a video clip plays. Now, the world’s largest social networking website will let you use a short video as your Facebook profile picture.

 

With Facebook’s overall greater emphasis on video across the site, Profile Videos could prove hugely popular. Facebook’s new Profile Video can be recorded within the iOS or Android app by tapping on the video camera icon on the bottom right of your picture, though still images will be supported.

 

In another update to its mobile app, Facebook has also added the ability to add Temporary Profile Images. Knowing that many users change their profile pictures based on occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or in Facebook’s video example, the #ThrowbackThursday #TBT hashtag, the new feature lets users schedule a profile image to last a certain dedicated period of time before disappearing and reverting back to a dedicated profile image (from one day to one week, though Facebook also offers a custom time option as well).

 

Facebook already has over a billion users, over half of whom primarily access the site on mobile devices, but the company clearly does not want to stop there. With Zuck and Google both racing to snag the next billion, features like the new Profile Videos and Temporary Profile Images will help keep people coming back to Facebook, and should only further cement its dominance.

How to add or change profile video?

You can take or upload a video of up to 7 seconds to use as your profile video. Profile videos appear at the top your profile just like a profile picture. You can currently only add a profile video from iPhone or Android.

To add a profile video from iPhone:

  1. Go to your profile and tap your profile picture or video
  2. Tap Take a New Profile Video to take a new video or tap Upload Video or Photo to choose a video from your phone
  3. Tap Next, then tap the bar at the bottom of the screen to choose a thumbnail for your video
  4. Tap Save

profile video

To add a profile video from Android:

  1. Go to your profile and tap your profile picture or video
  2. Tap Take a New Profile Video to take a new video or tap Upload Video or Photo to choose a video from your phone
  3. Tap Next, then tap the bar at the bottom of the screen to choose a thumbnail for your video
  4. Tap Use

profile video

Profile videos are public and can be viewed by everyone.

Note: This feature isn’t currently available in all locations.

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