According to GhanaSky.com analyst, you can now apply a sparkly new Facebook profile video that will loop continuously instead of a static, boring old photo. These clips can contain seven seconds of moving imagery and add some extra shine to your profile.
1. Go to your profile and tap your profile picture or video.
2. Tap Take a New Profile Video to take a new video or tap Upload Video or Photo to choose a video from your phone.
3. Tap Next, then tap the bar at the bottom of the screen to choose a thumbnail for your video.
4. Tap Save.
The first thing you'll need to do is open the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad and navigate to your profile by clicking More at the bottom right of the app, and then choosing your name. Alternatively, you can tap your current profile picture, which appears at the top left of the screen.
Once you've arrived on your profile, you should notice that your profile picture, situated in the middle of the screen, has a flashing camera/video camera icon. You can now choose to 'Take a New Profile Video' or 'Upload a Video or Photo.'
If you choose to take a new profile video, you'll be taken to the camera app on your iPhone. Tapping the red button will start the recording, which'll capture whatever's on screen for seven seconds after an initial three-second countdown. That video will then play on a loop so you can preview what it'll look like on your home page.
You'll now be able to choose a thumbnail that'll be used as the profile picture displayed on the Timeline and News Feed. We've gone for a light-up rubber duck as our profile video, so we'll pick a thumbnail of the duck when it's at its brightest.
Tap save, and your video will be your new profile picture. Any time someone visits your profile on their iOS device or on their computer, they'll see your profile video.
If you want to upload a video that you've already created as your Facebook profile it'll need to be less than seven seconds long in order to work, so annoyingly you'll need to edit it first. We hope this is a feature Facebook will be working on fixing soon.
The new Facebook features are currently available for iOS in limited regions, but will be coming to Android and other countries and locations shortly.