If you have watched Harry Potter, probably you will remember that in The Daily Prophet (newspaper), images are alive, they are like little animated GIFs. If you are a Harry Potter geek, sorry for using the conditional form in the first sentence in this post.
The day that Instagram allowed uploading videos I really felt we had make a big step in technology and that J. K. Rowling had been a visionary.
Now it’s Facebook turn. Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Network will allow soon the upload the rise of small videoclips replacing the static picture in your profile.
But watch out, these novelties will be only for mobile use of Facebook.
Every day over four billion views of profiles are made on Facebook, and about half of them take place from mobile devices. Thus, the company has proposed to attract the other half with new features.
It is said that some versions of Facebook mobile already have this option enabled. Not me, as I see the message Coming Soon: profile videos.
Last 30th September Aigerim Shorman and Tony Hsieh, Facebook Product Managers, made this announcement in the blog of the company:
” The world has changed since we first introduced profiles in 2004. On News Feed and profiles, we’re seeing people create and view more videos than ever before. Today we’re starting to test the next step in an obvious evolution of profiles: profile videos.”
More novelties in Profile Pictures
Animated images are not the only novelty that Facebook has annouced.
Concerning this issue, in the same mobile application you will be able to add a timing in your profile picture;that means that you will set a caducity date to your picture, you will be able to decide how long do you want it to be shown. This feature has been designed for special dates like a Birthday or social events. Do you remember when same sex marriage were approved in the USA and Facebook was filled with profile pictures with the rainbow flag? Or a campaign against breast cancer in which the profile picture is added a pink scarf? For this type of events that mobilize so many people, I mean. Or if you simply go on vacation and want to leave a sort of “Out of Office“:
Does any of you have this feature available? How is it working? Share your impressions with us!