Customize your Windows 8 Logon Account picture with cool Videos

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We are very well aware of the new Windows 8 features and its various customization options. Especially for those users who are fond of customizing there boring desktop interface in their own way. With the development and time changing in a vast manner life has changed a lot than before. For instance, video calling helps you to see and chat at a same time. Talking about windows previously the account images were customized with only still images, but with the new Windows 8 operating system, you can set a video clip as your account picture. Here is the tutorial how you can achieve this.

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There are many customization effect added to Windows 8, for instance, change Start screen background, change app tile icon on Start screen, lock screen background, and more. Setting your own image or any still image as your account picture is now old fashioned, as now you can set video clips as your Account picture. This is quite a fascinating feature for those who are fond of customizing their Windows system.

Here is how you can replace your still account pictures with video clips.

  • Open your Windows 8 Start screen and click on your account picture that appears on the top right corner of the screen and then click on Change account picture. This will open the modern PC settings where you can change the user profile picture

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  • You can either browse your photos from hard disk or you can simply click on the camera to open Camera app

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  • Next, activate the video mode and make your own video

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  • Once done with the video, click OK to save the clip.

The maximum length of video for profile picture is limited to 5 seconds and if it goes beyond this, then it will be clipped automatically. Once done with the video recording, save the clip and make sure to wait for Windows to process and apply it.

You can see the new account video on the logon screen. For certain reasons, Windows doesn’t display the video clip on the Start screen. The video clip will be applied instantly and synced to all your devices if you are linked with multiple accounts using an online Microsoft account. Now create different video clips on your computer and set it as your Account Picture.

The procedures to set a video clip as your Account picture are described above. Now enjoy customizing your Account profile with videos in the Windows 8 logon screen.


Priyanka contributes to the Computer and Gadgets section on Techcular.

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