Facebook profile pictures are constantly being taken, edited, re-sized, and updated. There are a few Facebook friends who are constantly changing their profile pictures and after awhile, it is over-looked in the “News Feed,” but maybe profile pictures are a thing of the past?
Well, hold onto your seats because profile pictures can now be videos. Say good-bye to those boring and sometimes irritating pictures and hello to a whole new moving and talking video for your profile.
Some may have heard of this new Facebook application/browser plugin called, FlipYourProfile. As a way to market Flip Video camera’s, Cisco and DDB Singapore created this app so that Facebook users could make videos using their Flip Video cam. Clever huh? But don’t worry, if you don’t have a Flip Video, this application can also be used without one.
There are two things to consider before downloading this application. First, if the application/browser plugin has not been downloaded by your Facebook friends, they will not be able to view your video and instead, will only see your profile picture. Thus, you may want to encourage your Facebook friends to download this application/plugin. Not only will they be able to view your profile video, but they may want to then create one of their own. Second, and most annoying part, is an ad promoting this application/plugin will be posted to your Facebook wall after uploading your video to Facebook.
Still wanting to download it? Then onward to the “How To” section:
- Login to Facebook and go to facebook.com/FlipSG.
- Download the browser plugin for Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE.
- Restart your browser.
- Connect your profile with the application/browser plugin.
- Shoot and send video by e-mailing it from your Flip Video cam to firstname.lastname@example.org. (less than 10MB, .flv, .mp4, h.264 only).
- **Don’t have a Flip Phone? Use the Profile Maker to shoot a video using your webcam or to upload an existing video (less than 10MB, .flv, .mp4, h.264 only).
**NOTE: If you are using something other than a Flip Phone to create your video, be sure to use formats that are compatible with the application/browser plugin. You may need to use a file converter like, Get Miro to convert your video, if needed.
Create one of these cool videos for your business page as well!
If you’re already using this Facebook application/browser plugin, or, are going to try it out, let us know what you think of it.