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Facebook Video Profile picture copies Snapchat

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.

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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