It has been a while since Facebook have announced any significant changes, but can today’s news prove to Facebook users that even after 10 years they are still relevant.
Today Facebook announced that it is rolling out a new feature for users to upload a video instead of their profile image. The seven second video will play on loop, which the company says was inspired by its Celebrate Pride feature. According to Facebook over 26 million people used the recent Celebrate Pride filter, proving that many people use their profile picture to show their true self. Facebook added, “Profile videos will let [you] show a part of yourself you couldn’t before, and add a new dimension to your profile.”
Other new features will include allowing profile photos to be set temporarily to celebrate a birthday or event, which will then revert back to the original photo after a set amount of time. The top of the profile is now a curated space, where users can add a biography section and have the ability to choose up to five featured photos to be showcased as soon as someone visits your page. The profile image/video is now centered and enlarged to create a truly curated profile space.
The new features are currently undergoing testing to a select number of people, but they will be rolling out across all users shortly.