Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Facebook Features for Your Personal Profile ; BETH ASHTON Takes a Closer Look at the Features Added by the Social Network This Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Facebook Features for Your Personal Profile ; BETH ASHTON Takes a Closer Look at the Features Added by the Social Network This Week

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FACEBOOK'S brief outages this week made waves across the world as users took to other social networks to panic but, thankfully, it's back with a bang and a brand new look and feel that brings some nifty improvements to user profiles with it.

So, what's new? A NEW LOOK AND A NEW YOU Facebook's promotional video for their mobile changes signs off, 'How will you introduce yourself?' and the new look mobile page allows you to curate what people see when they first land on your page, with an opportunity to set featured photos right at the top of your profile. Mutual friends have also moved higher on your page so that you can find out about someone you've just met quicker than having to go full stalker.

A LOOK THAT'S SLIGHTLY MORE LIKE TWITTER The new mobile profile looks a lot slicker than the last and contains a Twitter-esque centred photo and a 'bio' section with more control over which 'About' sections like work and education are available to the public.

VIDEOS AS PROFILE PICTURES Facebook has now gone full Harry Potter and entered the world of photographs that move (or, should that be short videos? …

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