Social media is an ever-changing entity, especially Facebook. Sometimes things change so quickly you barely have time to adjust to one change before another one pops up.
The newest changes are pretty cool though. Not the usual changes that tend to drive us crazy like when they change the algorithms for our news feed, but in what you can do to spice up your profile and have a little fun in the process. And … there are also a couple of very small changes to the mobile app that aren’t available for the desktop.
On both the desktop and mobile app, you now have the ability to add a 101 character bio similar to your Twitter bio, as well as 5 featured photos. 101 characters may not seem like much to work with, but you can use the space to draw attention to something specific, or just have fun with it. You can also change it from time to time based on the season, events or “just because.” The option to add 5 featured photos lets you choose which photos you want to use to add a more personal touch and show off the real you, front and center. This is how it looks on the desktop version …
Another really fun update is the option to upload a 7 second looping video (or series of rotating photos turned into a 7 second video) instead of a static profile photo. I haven’t attempted an actual video yet, but have seen some really interesting and creative way others are using this feature. And who knows … I might just decide to play around with it sometime and see what I can come up with. What I have done, though, is take the series of photos TimeHop chose and turned into a little video for me of several of my profile pictures over the past 7 years, and uploaded that as my profile picture/video. It’s an interesting way to look back at your time on Facebook.
Another cool thing about the mobile app is the additional editing features available when you upload images or photos. In addition to being able to tag people and add stickers like you can on your computer, you get themes, filters, the ability to overlay text AND doodle or draw on the images.Facebook now gives you the the option to upload a 7 second looping video instead of a static profile photo.Click To Tweet
These may not be earth shattering changes, but changes they are – fun ones too! And let’s face it … all of us need a little fun in our lives sometime. I know I certainly do!
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