Facebook rolls out mobile profile pic changes such as video support, temporary images
Facebook is gradually rolling out a collection of mobile-oriented additions to profile pages and profile images, including videos, time-limited pictures, and a new customizable layout.
The video support let users record a short looping clip in place of a profile photo. Updated photo/video thumbnails now also occupy a larger footprint, and are centered in the middle of each profile.
Temporary profile pictures will automatically revert back to a previous image at a set time. The feature was born out of the tendency of Facebook users to change their profiles to support a political cause, like gay rights, and/or to mark special events.
A new section towards the top of each mobile profile surfaces biographical details that were previously layered deeper, with options for showing or hiding each field. Users can also write a one-sentence personal summary, and pick up to five showcase photos. Access to a person's photos and friends has also been moved towards the top of a profile page.
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