Believe it or not, it is quite possible that someone from Facebook's design team might be on Snapchat. This isn't a mere assumption as the latest tweaks made to the mobile profiles are heavily inspired by the same. To be precise, 3 striking enhancements have been made, offering a new window of opportunities to the individuals. People can now be more expressive over Facebook and in one way or the other, Snapchat needs to be credited for the same.
Here is a detailed list of the desirable modifications:
Everybody on Facebook is pretty excited as Profile Videos allow better interactivity by adding a bit of action to the display pictures. Snapchat was the crusader of animated pictures, tagged under Snapcode Selfies that support animated GIFs. This 'Obvious Evolution' from Facebook clearly sidesteps the comparison made. Precisely put, one can add a short movie or the looping clip, in place of the Profile Video. When logged in via Mobile Devices, the videos will start playing on. Sounds complicated! Believe me, this shall be easier than putting up a one-line WhatsApp status.
Brand New Profile Controls
For the users accessing Facebook on mobiles, a customizable arena awaits. The new space will certainly help improve the way a profile is oriented besides determining what all to make public. Hiding or displaying pieces of information will be easier than before.
A separate region will be provided and one can curate the same with preferred data. However, the One-Line bio field will be the show-stealer paired along with the flexibility of adding up to five featured snapshots.
Stacked into a box that will be publicly visible, the users can control the data going into the same. Sounds familiar! This is how Snapchat allowed full power and control to the individuals.
Snappy Design Improvements
Facebook has taken the concept of page designing to a whole new level but only for the mobile centric access. Tumblr originally allowed face center and front to be added onto the mobile designs with Facebook being the first to be inspired by the same. Smallish social improvements are on the way, helping people learn about the individuals interacted with. One might still hold on to the interesting visual content as shared by the friends with these brand new improvements, in store. The best part, however, would be that viewing mutual friends and photos turns that much easier now, perfectly displayed at the top.
Here are some of the basic renditions that have been beta tested and will be dished out to a few iPhone users in California and UK. This initial roll out is more like a dress rehearsal and the features will soon be made available to more individuals, all across the globe.