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Facebook Profile Photos Will Now Be 7-Second Videos

The most popular social networking website, Facebook has announced the testing of profile videos which will appear in place of the former static profile picture. A 7-second video clip, resembling a GIF image. The idea behind the introduction of this new feature is to make Facebook livelier and give an opportunity to all the users to better express their personalities and creativity on the site.

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The iPhone users in California and U.K will be the lucky ones to first be able to use this feature starting at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. Very soon, the feature will then be extended to the larger population.


Interestingly, these profile videos will only loop when someone visit’s the user’s profile page. They won’t appear when that person’s status update shows up in your news feed.

Also, the audio will only be played in full view mode when someone taps into the video; it won’t play when someone is viewing your profile.

Watch the video below to get an idea of it: