Facebook: add a profile video

Facebook profile photos are a great way to personalize your account. But it is also possible toadd Facebook profile video to animate your page on the social network.

At the moment, this function is only available with Android and iOS mobile apps. It is therefore impossible to do it with a computer and the internet browser, you will need to use your iPhone or Android smartphone (Samsung, Sony, LG…) to configure a profile video, instead of the classic profile photo.

Currently, the time limit for Facebook profile videos is 7 seconds.

Note: As of November 2019, Facebook still does not allow sending a profile video from a PC or Mac. You have to continue to use a smartphone or tablet for this.

How to put a profile video on Facebook

With the Facebook application for iPhone and iPad

1. Open the Facebook application for iPhone or iPad.

2. Go to your profile and tap on your current profile picture.

3. Press ” Take a new profile video ” Where ” Upload video or photo »If the video is already recorded on the phone.

4. Press ” Following »Then on the bar at the bottom of the screen to choose a thumbnail profile video (maximum 7 seconds).

5. End with ” Record To apply the new profile video.

With the Facebook app for Android

1. Open the Facebook application for Android, on smartphone or tablet.

2. Go to your own page and click on your current profile picture (there is marked “Edit” on the picture).

3. Press ” Take a new profile video “To record it live or” Select Profile Video »If the video is already recorded on the Android device.

Facebook Android iPhone profile video tutorial

4. In the second case, choose a video from the gallery (video of 7 seconds maximum to date).

Facebook Android iPhone profile video tutorial

5. Click on “Modify” to choose the part that suits you, crop the image and mute the sound if necessary.

6. Press ” Following ” and choose a thumbnail in the bar at the bottom of the screen.

7. Tap on ” Use To save the new Facebook profile video.