Facebook is conducting a limited trial for iOS users where they are testing new controls and layout features.

Called the “obvious evolution of profiles,” the test includes looping videos that may be added instead of a profile picture.

Users can record a simple greeting, or choose a favorite snippet from a recent event they attended.


For static images, Facebook is testing a way to let users temporarily change them. While we’ll still have a go-to image for a profile, it could temporarily change for a small period of time.

Profile controls are also getting a bit more granular. A space at the top of the profile will be customizable, and test users can alter the visibility of it.