Last year, Facebook started to test temporary profile picture feature. The feature basically lets you set any photo as your profile picture temporarily for a specific period of time. After the specified time passes, Facebook will change the profile pic back to the original one. Now, it appears like the feature is out of testing phase and is rolling out to masses (at least in my neighborhood).
I got the Facebook temporary profile picture feature on my Android phone about an hour ago and I have checked it with people I know and they are also seeing it now. While some of them received the notification from Facebook itself, others got to know about it when I asked them to see if they have it on their phone.
So, if you are not sure whether you also have the feature or not, it is pretty easy to find out. Simply, open the Facebook app on your Android phone and go to your profile for uploading a new profile picture. Follow the usual steps until you have selected the photo which you want to set as the profile picture.
Now, if you have the feature on your phone, you will see the option Make Temporary in the bottom left corner of the image box. Tapping on it will give you the options to set the photo as the temporary profile picture for 1 hour, 1 day, or 1 week. You can also choose a custom period of time which can be set anywhere up to next 120 days. Once you have set the time, simply upload the photo like you do usually. That’s it. You have just set your first temporary profile picture on Facebook.
Additionally, Facebook has also started to show Profile Video feature as Coming Soon. It is another feature which was reported last year to be in testing phase. With this feature, you will be able to upload short video clips up to seven seconds long as your profile picture or technically you should call it the Facebook way, Profile Video.
In case, if you have not received the Facebook temporary profile picture feature yet, have patience as may be Facebook is rolling out the feature in phases or may be it is still under testing phase and my whole neighborhood including me turned out to be lucky.