Your Facebook profile picture is moving to the middle – but the biggest news from this article might be the ability to post a video profile picture.
The social network is redesigning user profiles beginning Wednesday, and perhaps the biggest change — or the one that promises to be the most entertaining or obnoxious depending on the friend — is that users can now upload a profile video instead of a static photo.
The videos loop, and now appear smack-dab in the middle of the profile page (so do profile photos, if you want to stick with something a little more old school). In either instance, the size of the photo or video is now bigger, and there’s a new place to add a short, public bio right below your profile photo. You can also now set your profile picture temporarily, meaning you can set a timer on your photo so it only displays for a set period of time, like while you are on vacation, for example.
My question to the class: Will you utilize the “video” function when it’s available to you? Do you think the younger generation will embrace this?