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At the beginning of October Facebook started rolling out their new update, which allows you to upload a short, GIF-like looping video as your profile picture.

Not everyone will see the new features yet as they are being rolled out slowly with iPhone users being the first to see the new update.

If you do have the new feature, this is how to set your Facebook profile picture as a video:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
  2. Hit the “More” button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  3. The first thing on the list that appears should be your name. Tap it to go to your profile.
  4. Tap your current profile picture.

In the menu that pops up, you’ll either see the option to “Take a New Profile Video,” or it will say “coming soon.”

Facebook Video Profile Picture

If you have the option, you can go ahead and record a short video to use as your profile video, or upload one you’ve already taken.

It will be interesting to see if and when this will also be rolled out to business pages and the creative ways businesses can then use their profile picture to promote their pages.

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