Facebook is starting to roll out some interesting new changes to mobile user profiles, starting with those of you on iOS. Here's how to change your profile picture to a looping video clip on the Facebook iOS app.
The profile changes were announced earlier this week, but they have just started to roll out to users the last couple days. Facebook mobile profiles on iOS now have the user's picture focused in the center of the screen, and you can also curate the information that appears at the top of your profile. The most interesting part of the update, however, is the support of GIF-like profile pictures. Here's how to set up yours:
- Open up your Facebook app on iOS.
- Go to your profile page and tap your profile picture.
- Select "Take a New Profile Video" or "Upload Video or Photo." If you don't see those options, the update hasn't rolled out to you yet and will say "Coming Soon."
- Select or record your video (the length is limited to seven seconds).
Right now the update is only for some iOS users, but the feature should be rolling out to all mobile users soon. The only way to know if you've got the update right now is to open up your Facebook app and see. Once you add a profile video, though, any user mobile or desktop will be able to view it.
Improving Mobile Profiles [Facebook Newsroom]