Last fall, Facebook introduced a new mobile feature that allows users to make a brief, looping profile video in place of their profile picture. The feature is meant to "let [users] show a part of yourself you couldn't before, and add a new dimension to your profile." Here's how it works:
(P.S.: The feature is only available on the mobile app version of Facebook, not the desktop version.)
1. Open the Facebook app on your smartphone.
2. View your Facebook profile.
3. At the bottom right of your profile picture, an "Edit" option should appear, flashing between a video camera and still camera. Tap that.
4. The first option that appears on the pop-up menu should be "Take a New Profile Video." The second should be "Upload Video or Photo." This means you can choose to record a video in the app or upload one from your phone's library.
5. Let your freak flag fly.