Facebook makes changes to its iOS app, allows profile picture to be replaced by a video loop and more

Facebook makes changes to its iOS app, allows profile picture to be replaced by a video loop and more
Just because you're the most popular app in the world doesn't mean that you should rest on your laurels. Facebook, which is the most popular mobile app based on comScore's latest survey, is making some changes and is starting with its iOS app. One change allows members to replace a static profile photograph with a video loop. Additionally, more room is being given for profile images, which will now be found in the center of the profile page.

Profile pictures that are temporary, will now revert back to the original image at a set time. Facebook users put up these temporary pictures to celebrate certain events or holidays. Following the update, the top of the profile page is where you will find details about the Facebook member's life. This biographical information used to be found deeper in the profile page. Also found on top is a way for readers to access the member's pictures and pals. In addition, there is now support for a one sentence profile that can be accompanied by as many as five photographs.

The changes are rolling out slowly, so if you are an iOS user with the Facebook app, be patient. The update will eventually hit your iPhone or iPad.



source: Facebook via AppleInsider

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11 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30655; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Already set mine to a video of me repping 315lbs.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ballin. I hope I don't see any of someone wanking off somewhere...

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30655; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ewww, that would be nasty. If you join one of those private groups, you probably will though.

10. Zylam

Posts: 1765; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

What happens on desktop? Are videos only for iOS mobile users?

2. TechDork

Posts: 398; Member since: May 10, 2010

Dope!!!

4. Pbrush

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Didn't Mark Zuckerburg call facebook users Dumbfks?

5. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

So Android will get this in what? A mouth or two later? Haha

11. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Maybe when its fully working without errors. Don't be a hater dude.

6. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

And honestly Facebook is becoming increasingly more like MySpace.. Opening up, slowly removing restrictions.. I'm over Facebook honestly.

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Not even close. Technology is moving on, internet speeds are becoming faster and faster so naturally FB is moving on too. It will never have the stupid level of myspace customization as they know very well it was one of the reasons it failed hard. They haven't let you customize nothing more than profile and cover photo for years. How is that moving to myspace I have no idea.

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Actually this is totally false. Nothing to do with latest iOS facebook app. It has to do with regions. No one in my region can do it that has iOS including me.

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