As part of a larger update to its social media platform, Facebook has introduced the ability to change your profile picture to a video.
Rolling out soon to users on mobile devices, you’ll be able to record a video up to 7 seconds in length to auto-play on your Facebook profile whenever someone drops by to visit. You’ll also have to choose a cover image (not the one above your profile picture) to represent you on your News Feed stories, so the change won’t be Facebook-wide.
Of course, this newest release follows a trend that launched in July with Snapchat Profile GIFs and the latest Apple iPhone, the 6S, which has a similar motion-photo feature. All around the world, Harry Potter fans are rejoicing as the magical moving photographs of that universe take a step closer to becoming a reality.
Though the release is still limited, Business Pages will likely soon need to be refreshed with new video content to replace static profile images. Along with the fresh new look to profile pictures, user profiles will soon be updated to better display biographical information, allow for temporary profile pictures, and display featured images of your choice. It’s still unclear how far and widespread these features will permeate the social media platform, but we guarantee that if profile videos take off (and they will), we’ll be seeing a lot of companies and organizations finding new and creative ways to show off their products.
Until then, tap your Profile Picture and see if you’ve been graced with Facebook’s latest feature! Let us know in the comments how it goes!