Profile videos will reportedly be converted to the clip’s cover image unless a new profile picture has been uploaded before February 7.
Late last month, user Andrew Curry spotted a notification on Facebook explaining that video profiles will no longer be supported in the app.
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Facebook first introduced the ability for users to add a video as their main profile picture back in 2015. At the time, it looked like a great idea that would allow users to create a more impactful and engaging presence.
Furthermore, it was seen as a tool that helped them better express their identity within a looping 7-second video appearing on the top-left corner of their profiles. Starting on February 7, Facebook is getting rid of the profile videos feature.
Facebook is getting rid of profile videos from February 7
h/t @andrewcurryla pic.twitter.com/GghHVDbJGr
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) January 26, 2022
The change isn’t a sudden one. Facebook stopped allowing users to upload profile videos last year, but it’s just now that the feature is going away entirely.
According to the notification, the feature will now be removed entirely. Those who have not yet reverted to a profile image by February 7 will see their profile video converted into the still image of the clip (the one that appears on the feed and previews).
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