FACEBOOK users may notice something missing from their profile next month.
The social media giant appears to be making changes to profile pictures – and if you don’t act now, a new photo will be picked up for you.
That’s because Facebook will completely remove profile videos from February 7.
Instead, the site’s 2.9 billion users will only be able to use traditional static images.
People who currently have a profile video will be shocked after the end date and exchanged for stills from the video until they decide to upload another video.
Profile videos were introduced in 2015 to bring a little fun to people’s pages in the form of a 7-second looping clip.
Facebook has quietly removed the ability to upload a new profile video.
Screenshot shared by social media expert Matt Navarra warns users that “profile videos will disappear soon”.
“If you don’t replace your video with a photo, on February 7, the video’s cover photo will become your new profile picture,” one pop-up reads.
It’s not clear why Facebook decided to abandon the feature, but oftentimes the feature isn’t as popular anymore.
In recent years, themed frames have become a more popular fixture on the platform.
By 2020, the company is also bringing an avatar into the mix, it’s based on Snapchat’s popular Bitmoji.
Avatars are certainly the main focus of Meta, the current Facebook parent company, with plans to launch a supermarket, filled with digital versions of ourselves and the world as we know it.
Mark Zuckerberg’s tech empire recently revealed that it has developed the world’s ‘fastest’ AI supercomputer that can power the metaverse.
In other news, a new space station for Tom Cruise for filming caused the jaws to fall out for all the wrong reasons.
Scientists have pinpointed when they believe The sun will explode and wipe out everything on Earth in the process.
And Apple is work to fix for a recently discovered bug that could potentially expose iPhone users’ personal data.
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