How to get a video/gif profile picture on Facebook

Facebook has launched its new mobile profile options for some users, and if you’re among them, it means you have access to the new looping video/gif profile pictures.

You won’t know you have the new profile unless you look at your profile on the mobile app (iOS only currently). Press the “More” tab, then select your name to head to your profile. If you have the new profile page, you’ll immediately notice your picture sitting in the middle of the page. There will also be a prompt asking if you want to add a new summary bio.
There should be a video/photo icon flashing on your profile picture. Press that and choose whether you want to take a video or upload one.
Videos can only be 7 seconds, so it is probably best to create a new one or edit something to 7 seconds first.
Once uploaded, the video will be processed by FB and then you should get a notification to say it’s live!
Thats it, enjoy!

Written by Oli Yeates


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