5 New elements you should anticipate on your Facebook timeline shortly

To keep its user base and most importantly user engagement alive that will fuel the future development of the social network through paid advertisement campaigns and community building, Facebook is looking forward to introduce 5 new innovative features to your timelines, soon. Here is their first look for you:


  • Profile picture video
  • Temporary profile pictures
  • Pin featured photos to top of your profile
  • Adding visibility controls and About
  • Mobile centric new design

Let’s now read about each of the element in detail.

Profile picture video:

Very soon you will be able to upload a video instead of a profile picture. You can tap and record a video of up to 7 seconds with sound, however when playing (in loops) like a .gif file, the video will not play the sound until clicked. A static cover image (small thumb nail) you will select will appear everywhere else. The profile videos will look like the Harry Potter newspaper images, that used to suddenly come alive and are definite to bring in a lot of creativity and life to the social media user’s profiles.

Temporary profile pictures:

The official roll-out of the temporary profile picture option is set to happen soon. This option will let you select a profile picture for a specific period of time. For example, certain number of hours, days or weeks. After that it will automatically revert back to your original profile picture set at the time of setting this temporary picture. This feature will be useful for people who are promoting a cause, like in November 2015, people included an impression of the French flag in their profile pictures as part of supporting the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.

Pin featured photos on top:

Another big feature that is setup to reach your Facebook time line soon is the featured photos that will appear pinned to the top of your timeline. This feature is designated to let you provide more pictorial information about you to people considering your friend request or whom you have just met and both of you are looking for more clues as to understand each other better by looking at your activities signified in the featured pictures. These featured photos could feature your pets, your after work activities, your family times together or whatever you might think can be essential and important to go into the pinned section.

Adding visibility controls and about:

Facebook is now adding controls in sequence with the ‘About’ information fields that will appear on the top of your profile. The information fields that are set on a public status will instantly appear right below your profile picture rather than remaining buried in the About section. You will also be able to describe yourself in a bio-field in up to 100 words. This personal bio will help people who want to connect with you by giving them a more personal insight about you, as long as you keep this section set at public.

Mobile centric new design:

Last but not the least in this current listing of new elements is the mobile centric design. Facebook is now thinking to roll out a lay out that is friendly to iphone and android app design. Instead of pinning the profile picture at left, it will be featured with a bigger size on the center of your mobile device screen. The main sections that will provide information about your friends and photos will be pinned directly below your profile picture and above the time line.

The mobile centric design is also a smarter way Facebook has used to align its business prospects with the user experience. The more people visit Facebook the more they would want to update about them on the social media, so, with the about section on the top it will get easier for the social media to target people who work in a “manufacturing” business located in “San Diego” for example. By pushing the illustrative areas of about you and your featured pictures, Facebook has given a chance to your friends and more importantly o the advertisers to know their prospects in a much better way than before.


Monetizing your business through your mobile app from Amaxza Digital

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Lately, I and my friend were discussing over the monetizing capabilities of a mobile app for business. There seem to be a no-end to this discussion but today I will share some highlights of what our discussion was and how did it conclude.

It was a casual meet up at a local fast food restaurant near my place. Matt and I sat comfortably waiting for our orders when suddenly I saw this flyer to download a food chain that the floor cleaner swiped from near our table. Now we discussed on the benefits of a mobile phone application for a business and here I resent to you the crux of it.

Now mobile application development is a topic that has evolved in the past 3-4 years. Mobile applications were by all means are the gift of smart phone technology to us. Since the advent of the first mobile phone application launched, mobile phone application development has came a long way and today its one of the most promising and inspiring industry for many businesses across the globe. Not only that businesses are thriving by developing mobile applications but also that other businesses who they are making applications for are facing some real good trend in terms of revenue generation and online traffic.

Now the first thing that both of us thought is a must for every mobile phone application is user friendliness. I mean, who would want to use a gadget even, let alone mobile apps that are not easy to use. A mobile phone application that makes the activity being done easy and convenient is a sure shot hit within its target market. Imagine whatsapp for that matter, it made short messaging so much more easily and today is the most widely known messaging app all across the globe.

Now comes the main part which is monetizing through your mobile app. For making money out of your mobile app you first need to make it very interactive and secondly you need to have a big customer base or fan following which ever applies. Considering this food app that actually popped up the idea of discussing mobile app on the meet up, we say it has a fan base of more than 5000 individuals within our state. Now 5000 downloads would translate to almost at least 5,000 orders if every person orders only one time through this app in a given month. If every order cost $1, it means earning of $5,000, but this is not as easy as it sounds. If only this business has undergone vital research before launching this app and that the app is also user friendly and above all offers a service that is yet to be tapped by any other business, this is a sure shot win. Otherwise there are other strategies that the business has to look forward too in order to achieve what they desire through their mobile phone application.

With this, our food ended, and so was our discussion. Looking forward to meet Matt again, at some other weekend and provide you our insight over some other topic.

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