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Video on our Facebook profile picture has been with us for a while but since I added a goofy video to my Facebook profile, people have been amazed this was available so I thought I’d quickly tell you How to add a 7 second looping video as your profile picture on Facebook.

In 2015 Facebook started rolling out video Facebook pictures, it was actually at the same time that we were able to pin featured photos at the top of our profiles and have temporary profile pics. This was surprisingly also around the time that Snapchat added profile GIFs not that Facebook every copies anyone.

I think video profile pictures are really funky idea,  its fun and it gets people to see the real you – its harder to fake a video, well I know you can but it takes a little more effort.

So lets get right to it, its so simple you will have wondered why you never did it before.

How to add a 7 second looping video as your profile picture on Facebook

First of all, you need to create a video selfie, well I guess it could be of anything, but its better for any social media network if your profile picture is of your and not some famous person or dog.  People connect with real people, but that’s another blog post.
How to add a 7 second looping video as your profile picture on Facebook

You don’t need to worry about looping it, Facebook does that for you.

To add your video from iPhone

  1. Go to your profile and tap your profile picture or video – EDIT
  2. Tap Take a New Profile Video
  3.  Select Profile Video to choose your video on your phone
  4. You can actually record now or select a video already on your phone
  5. Tap Use

How to add a 7 second looping video as your profile picture on Facebook

To add your video from Android:
  1. Go to your profile and tap your profile picture or video
  2. Tap Take a New Profile Video
  3. Select Profile Video to choose a video on your phone
  4. Tap Next, then tap the bar at the bottom of the screen to choose a thumbnail for your video
  5. Tap Use

And its done, the video will now appear as your profile picture – it will also appear in your news feed and on your profile page, I always like to remove these by clicking the 3 dots in the top left – hide from timeline.

Be warned though that Video profile pictures are ALWAYS public – they cannot be friends only or restricted in any way.

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