California – Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has decided to change its technology in media profiles and now users can set a short, looping video clip as their profile pictures that play when people visit their profile on Facebook.
Certain investigations have reported that people visit Facebook profiles around 4 billion times a day, so the social media company has decided to upgrade its technology and give Facebook users much more control over what they are showing to their contacts.
Facebook is introducing now short 7-seconds looping videos as profile pictures (similar to a Vine video); the possibility of changing the picture while on vacation or for a major event and have it changed back at a specified time; and also new controls over what people can see when visiting profiles.
“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 as USA Today reported.
For now the changes are being displayed only for a small number of iOS users in California and the United Kingdom before introducing them at a global scale.
“We believe these improvements to profile will give people more ways to connect and share with each other, and express themselves in meaningful ways,” Facebook said to WBAP.
The next big thing for Facebook is the possibility to select up to five pictures that will appear pinned at the top of your profile for everyone to see. This is considered to be a faster way of people knowing a piece of your identity (favorite after-work activities or pets), and consequently deciding on your friend request.
Also, new privacy controls are in. Facebook will allow you to set the information to be displayed as “Public” and you’ll also be able to describe yourself in words with a new 100-character Biofield, which could also help people figure out if they want to be your friend, as long as you keep that section public.
Source: USA Today