Facebook has finally rolled out the option to select a Facebook Video Profile picture for your account after rolling it out towards the end of 2015 for limited users.
Now it appears to be available for everyone, that includes on desktop and on mobile for iOS and Android.
While Facebook may maintain that this is a brand new feature conjured up by their creative team, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that they (probably) borrowed the initial idea that Snapchat first deployed with their Snapchat Profile GIFS.
If you don’t believe us, take a look at the similarities between the two features, with these handy GIF comparisons which show both features in action – almost idential right?
Meanwhile, users on social media are already aware that the two features are alike and have started to use Snapchat filters to create their new Facebook Video Profile picture.
Snapchat is the best way to create Facebook profile videos. Video effects are the new filters. pic.twitter.com/Jw799kCCXF
— Shu Uesugi (@chibicode) March 21, 2016
Are profile videos for Facebook available for you right now in your area? For those asking how to set a video profile on Facebook, it is very easy to do – most likely you’ll spot a friend who has uploaded one and you literally just follow the prompt by the animation.
Let us know your thoughts on this new feature below and what your best Facebook video profile idea is.