Facebook rolls out mobile profile pic changes such as video support, temporary images

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in iPhone edited October 2015
Facebook is gradually rolling out a collection of mobile-oriented additions to profile pages and profile images, including videos, time-limited pictures, and a new customizable layout.




The video support let users record a short looping clip in place of a profile photo. Updated photo/video thumbnails now also occupy a larger footprint, and are centered in the middle of each profile.

Temporary profile pictures will automatically revert back to a previous image at a set time. The feature was born out of the tendency of Facebook users to change their profiles to support a political cause, like gay rights, and/or to mark special events.

A new section towards the top of each mobile profile surfaces biographical details that were previously layered deeper, with options for showing or hiding each field. Users can also write a one-sentence personal summary, and pick up to five showcase photos. Access to a person's photos and friends has also been moved towards the top of a profile page.




Facebook noted that the changes were initially being trialed amongst small numbers of iPhone app users in California and the U.K., but as of Friday the profiles are already more widespread.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    mazda 3smazda 3s Posts: 1,562member
    Can someone PLEASE tell me how to get the News Feed to sort stories using "Most Recent" instead of "Top Stories" by default?

    Right now, you have to go go More --> See More -- > Feeds --> Most Recent every damn time you open the blasted app.

    It's the main reason why I still use Facebook Paper (which hasn't been updated in months) instead of the main Facebook app.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,643member
    mazda 3s wrote: »
    Can someone PLEASE tell me how to get the News Feed to sort stories using "Most Recent" instead of "Top Stories" by default?

    Right now, you have to go go More --> See More -- > Feeds --> Most Recent every damn time you open the blasted app.

    It's the main reason why I still use Facebook Paper (which hasn't been updated in months) instead of the main Facebook app.

    I wish I knew too. In addition, "most recent" doesn't show you everything either. I've noticed posts show up 12-24 hrs later as a "top story" but not visible as "most recent".
  • Reply 3 of 3

    You can add it to the "Favorites" section.



    Go to More -> Favorites -> Edit -> Add Favorites



    Under "Feeds" choose "More recent" and then add it to the top of the favorites for easier access.



    It's the work around I use and works well.

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