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How to add Facebook profile video through Android and iOS apps; step-by-step process explained in brief

A Facebook video profile can be so much more interesting than a plain and simple photo that is currently in vogue.

With Facebook video profiles, users can really put their creativity to the test and come up with something that is truly eye-ball grabbing. With Facebook video profiles, users can really put their creativity to the test and come up with something that is truly eye-ball grabbing.
With Facebook video profiles, users can really put their creativity to the test and come up with something that is truly eye-ball grabbing. (REUTERS)

The world is moving towards video and away from photos and text. Jumping on that bandwagon is Facebook and its users are all set to benefit in a big way. Now, Facebook users have a chance to get even more creative as Facebook profile video is here. Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world as it allows users to connect with their friends, family, and potential employers as well as enables businesses to sell their products to buyers directly, connect with a potential partner (via Facebook Dating) or like-minded people (via Facebook Communities), discover interesting content including hours and hours of video content. Apart from this, Facebook also enables users to share their thoughts on views or actions of their friends and family creatively (remember Facebook avatars?). The list doesn’t end. Facebook video profiles feature simply adds to the benefits mentioned above and in any case, it can say so much more than profile photos.

For the uninitiated, Profile Videos are videos that appear at the top of your Facebook Profiles in place of your Facebook profile pics. Users can upload a video of up to seven seconds to use as their profile videos. The only caveat is that Profile Videos can be uploaded only using the company’s iOS and Android-based apps. If you want to add a video to your Facebook profile, here’s a step-by-step guide for you.

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How to add a profile video to your Facebook profile on iPhone:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Click your profile picture in the top right of the Facebook app.

Step 3: Tap your profile picture.

Step 4: Now tap Take New Profile Video to take a new profile video or tap Select Profile Picture or Video to choose a video from your phone.

Step 5: Tap Edit to edit your video.

Step 6: Now tap Trim to make your video shorter, tap Sound to choose if the sound is on or off or tap Cover to choose a thumbnail for your video.

Step 7: Then tap Done.

Step 8: Next, tap Frames to add a frame to your video.

Step 8: For a temporary profile video, tap Make Temporary then choose the amount of time you'd like your video to be your profile video.

Step 9: Tap Save.

How to add a profile video to your Facebook profile on your Android smartphone:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your Android smartphone.

Step 2: From your News Feed tap on your profile picture in the top left corner of the app.

Step 3: Tap your profile picture or video.

Step 4: Now tap Take New Profile Video to take a new video or tap Select Profile Video to choose a video on your phone.

Step 5: Tap Edit to edit your video.

Step 6: Tap Trim to make your video shorter, tap Crop to center your video or tap Thumbnail to choose a thumbnail for your video. Then tap Save.

Adding a Facebook profile video will certainly make you stand out from the crowd and it will definitely make your creative juices flow to get it just right.

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