Facebook unveil video profile pictures

Forget selfies, selvids are the future, as Facebook launch video profile pictures.

The social media website home to over 1 billion people around the globe, has slowly started rolling out the service to a small number of iPhone users in the UK and California, and will roll them out to more people soon. Users will be able to film a short, looping video clip that replaces the users profile picture. This then plays whenever a person visits that profile, assuring for both hilarious, cringe-worthy and simply disturbing profile visits in the near future.

According to Facebook, users collectively visit over 4 billion profiles in a single day. So be careful if you choose to use this innovative service, especially with the new layout set to be unveiled alongside it. The major feature of the re-design is profile pictures are now centralised on the mobile app. Not only this, the pictures are bigger too.

A blog from Facebook said “We’re moving your profile picture and video to literally put you front-and-centre on your profile. Profile pictures are now centred, and we’ve made them bigger to give you more real estate to show off what you can do with our new creative tool.”
As social media giants continue to innovate, you can’t help wonder, how far will the innovations go? Either way, selvids promise lots of fun, for those making them, and for those viewing them.