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Facebook brings videos and temporary pictures to your profile

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Users will soon have a host of new ways to personalize their profiles and control what content is shared on their walls, Facebook announced on Wednesday. The biggest change comes as tweaks to the mobile app UI. Your profile picture will be centered on the screen and the entire profile page is being revamped to "better present information about you and your friends in a more visually engaging way," according to a release from the company.

And what a profile picture it will be. Facebook also announced the addition of profile videos. These small, looping clips (not unlike Apple's new "Live Photos") will be publicly available. Facebook is just "starting to test" the feature so there isn't much more detail currently available. The company is also investigating a feature that would allow users to post temporary profile pictures which would revert back to the original after a set length of time. So if you have a special profile pic you like to use during say holidays or vacations you'll be able to "set and forget" that image in your profile.

One the privacy front, users will soon be able to control what facts about them appear on their profile. That is, you'll be able to pick and choose (and reorder) which public About fields are displayed. You'll also be able to highlight up to five Featured Photos at the top of the profile page.

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