Facebook is taking down the functionality of using videos for profile display starting from the 7th of February. Users who have videos displayed in place of their profile images will have them reverted to photos, as per Facebook’s announcement.
Facebook has released a notification to its users, related to the update which informs them that if they don’t replace their video displays with photos, the cover images of their videos will automatically turn to their profile images instead.
Facebook originally added this functionality to its platform as a fun and engaging way for users to showcase their profile displays. Users could upload a 7-second looped video clip to their profile display to give a livelier presence to their profiles. However, the option wasn’t used as widely among users and eventually began losing its value, hence Facebook reducing access to it last year by disabling some users from uploading profile videos. Now, the company has decided to take the option down entirely.
The update is not much significant, considering the minimal use of the option. However, users who have enjoyed putting up videos as profile displays may be annoyed by Facebook’s decision.