Photos Are Basic—Now You Can Upload Videos as Facebook Profile Pics

Welcome to the future.

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Facebook has made a huge change to a feature that has been around since Mark Zuckerberg hung out in his Harvard dorm: the profile picture. The company announced Wednesday that you can now upload a video (well, more like a GIF) instead of a boring, static photo. 

Facebook is currently rolling out this feature to a small group of users, but it will be available to everyone soon. You can record a profile video that's up to seven seconds long, soundless, and looping, and it'll play every time someone goes to your profile page on a mobile device.

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Another long-overdue update: You can also set a profile picture as temporary, whether you want to support a cause or just maximize your #TBT potential. It's kind of like Snapchat, where you can control how long your friends can see your photo. But in this case, it's a number of days, not a number of seconds. Then Facebook will revert you back to your previous profile pic.

Facebook seems to be borrowing from another mobile app too: Tinder. That's because you can now add a one-line "Bio" to your profile page that sums up who you are, deep down, and five "featured photos" that show you at your most flattering. It's a great idea for everyone who wants to make their lives look ~*amazing*~ to their exes.

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