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Facebook Video Profile: Everything you need to know

Big changes to Facebook profiles are just around the corner. Facebook profiles are extremely popular part of the social network — the company says that they are viewed a cumulative more than 4 billion times a day.
“We’re making it easier for you to see what others can view by introducing a new customizable space at the top of your profile. You can curate this space— and convey what you want people to know about you— by changing the visibility of the fields that show up here,” Facebook said. Facebook is introducing five big changes to user profiles
Facebook Video Profile: The ability to use a 7-second looping video as your profile pic is the biggest change that is going to happen. Soon you’ll be able to click on your profile pic to upload a new profile video. You tap the record button and can shoot for up to 7 seconds with sound. The looping video will auto-play without sound (unless clicked) on your profile and the feed story about you uploading it.
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Featured Photos: The option to pin Featured Photos to the top of the profile Temporary profile pics is the next biggest feature. You will have an option to select up to five Featured Photos that will appear pinned to a section at the top of your profile. This is designed to let you give people considering your friend request or who just met you a better clue to your identity.
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Temporary Profile Pics: This feature lets you select a profile pic, but have yours revert to your old pic after a set number of hours, days, or weeks. It’s useful for promoting a cause, like the the millions of people who set their profile pic in Tri-color tint to support Digital India campaign.
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Easier visibility controls and Bio: The new profile asks you to write a short bio of yourself (“Mom, wife, growth hacker. Coffee addict!”), and supports the use of emoji. Next comes the “About” field, which tells people where you live, work, go to school, and so on.
A Mobile-Centric Design: Rather than just port the more left-aligned web profile to mobile, Facebook has built a mobile-first design. It makes the profile pic/video bigger and puts it in the center of the screen. Below, rather than small panels that open to reveal details on friends and photos, Facebook is giving both their own big sections pinned below the profile pic and above the timeline.
Availability: The features begin rolling out and testing today for some users on iOS in California and the United Kingdom before introducing the changes more broadly.