How To Turn Your Facebook Profile Photo Into a Video?

Enter FlipYourProfile, a new Facebook app slash browser plugin that allows you to replace your profile photo with a video.

The app was built by Cisco and DDB Singapore as a way of promoting the former’s line of Flip video cameras. Now you no longer have to have a boring still image in your profile photo box.

The application has two catches:
  1. Only those who have the plugin installed will be able to see your video, otherwise they’ll just see your regular Facebook profile photo. Thus, if you want your friends to see your new profile video, you’ll need to persuade them to install it.
  2. Secondly, an ad saying, “Amazing! You can post videos on your Facebook profile. Get the app to view my profile vid,” will be automatically posted to your wall should you decide to upload a video, which is rather annoying.

Follow these four steps to upload your own Facebook profile video:
  • Go to and download the browser plugin for Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE.
  • Restart your browser.
  • Connect your profile with the app.
  • Shoot and send video by e-mailing a video from your Flip Video cam to, or by using the Profile Maker to shoot a video using your webcam or to upload an existing video (less than 10MB, .flv, .mp4, h.264 only).