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September 30, 2015

Facebook Revamps Mobile Profiles, Testing Video Profile Pictures

If you are bored with your Facebook profile photo, you will soon have a chance to liven things up courtesy of the social network’s soon-to-come looping video clip option.

The video feature, which is still in its testing phase, will play for anyone who visits your profile.

“Profile videos will let show a part of yourself you couldn’t before, and add a new dimension to your profile,” Facebook said in a post.

“Soon, you’ll be able to film a short, looping video clip that will play for anyone who visits your profile. Profile videos will let show a part of yourself you couldn’t before, and add a new dimension to your profile.”

 

 

Another mobile-friendly feature currently in beta is the ability to set a temporary version of your profile picture that goes back to your prior profile picture at a set 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?” Facebook said. “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 debuting a new customizable space at the top of your profile, enabling you to change the visibility of the fields that show up there.

You can also choose which, if any, public ‘About’ fields — such as work and education details — will appear there. You can also choose as many as five Featured Photos to be showcased at the top of your profile. This space will be visible to anyone who visits your profile.

There are a few design changes for mobile users as well. Profile picture and videos will now be front-and-center on your profile. Profile pictures will also be bigger.

The new features are currently being tested by a small number of iPhone users in the U.K. and California but will soon roll out to more people.


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Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.

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