Here's How to Make a Facebook Profile Video Because Pictures Just Aren't Enough

Here's How to Make a Facebook Profile Video Because Pictures Just Aren't Enough

Last fall, Facebook introduced a new mobile feature that allows users to make a brief, looping profile video in place of their profile picture. The feature is meant to "let [users] show a part of yourself you couldn't before, and add a new dimension to your profile." Here's how it works:

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(P.S.: The feature is only available on the mobile app version of Facebook, not the desktop version.)

Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook

1. Open the Facebook app on your smartphone. 

2. View your Facebook profile.

3. At the bottom right of your profile picture, an "Edit" option should appear, flashing between a video camera and still camera. Tap that. 

4. The first option that appears on the pop-up menu should be "Take a New Profile Video." The second should be "Upload Video or Photo." This means you can choose to record a video in the app or upload one from your phone's library.

5. Let your freak flag fly. 

Source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images