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Facebook expands on its ever-evolving user personalisation
Tue, 20th Jun 2017
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Facebook has consistently remained one of the most popular social media platforms, this arguably due to the ever-evolving customisation and the ways of communication it offers to its users.

In a recent press release, Facebook expanded on the customisation options their users can expect to see.

The new feature is labelled as cinemagraphs and essentially means that users can create cover videos.

This feature expands on the somewhat underrated profile videos system that released last year.

At the moment cover videos are unavailable to most users and is primarily being rolled out to business pages in the next update.

Even though there is no mention of when regular users can expect to see this new feature, it will most likely be available within the next six months.

This feature continues Facebook's trend of trying to integrate video into their platform, Facebook intensifying these efforts after their acquisition of Vine.

Some key features users can expect from cover videos are:
  • A simple uploading system, that works exactly the same way as cover videos.
  • Facebook Cover videos can be 20-90 seconds in length.
  • The recommended crop size is 820 x 462 pixels.
  • Cover videos auto play and continue to loop.
  • They will include sound, however there is a mute option.  

This feature is unique in the way Facebook allows users to showcase their lives and businesses.

This seems to be another push to make it the one stop shop for social media.