The biggest social network Facebook is getting more amazing day by day. Facebook now has added some new controls and features for your profile that enables you to use a looping video as your profile photo.
For profiles, the most significant update is that your image no longer has to be a “still” image as users can have a profile video.
“You’ll be able to film a short, looping video clip that will play for anyone who visits your profile,” Facebook wrote in a blog post announcing the changes.
While the Facebook Wall and news feed itself have had many updates and changes, and the elements of the personal profile have remained static.
Facebook is simultaneously improving profiles for mobile accordingly.
As is a new, sort-of summarised bio section, the bigger images will now be centred. And this can include emoji.
“We’ve seen a lot of people ‘hack’ their profiles to show bits of their personality like nicknames, and we wanted to give people a new, freeform space at the top of the profile to do that,” a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying.
“Features Photos is a section we’re very excited about because we think there are a lot of creative ways for people to use it. We think people can use this space to visually highlight what’s important to them,” the spokesperson added.
The social giant has also started temporary filters for profile photos.
“When more than 26 million people used our Celebrate Pride filter, it was more apparent than ever that people use their profile pictures to show who they area”even if it’s just for a moment in time,” Facebook wrote.
The main reason behind this is that it give you a temporary profile picture that you can set a time limit on.