New moving Facebook profile pictures mean we’re basically living in the Harry Potter books

“In, you know, the Muggle world, people just stay put in photos."

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We don’t have wands or flying broomsticks. Our chocolate frogs remain immobile. We can’t hide under an invisibility cloak, whip up a Polyjuice potion or really cast a spell of any kind – but now we’ve finally got one tiny glimpse into what it would be like to live in the world of Harry Potter.

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Now, finally, our pictures move.

Well, sort of – rather than newspaper pictures screaming and paintings that run between each other, these “moving pictures” come courtesy of Facebook, which is now allowing users to upload 7-second looping videos to their profiles instead of the usual static image.

Still, you’d have to be as grumpy as Vernon Dursley to deny you don’t get a little excited by even this limited version of JK Rowling’s magical ideas – how long before someone chucks up a Sirius Black profile picture? We estimate 5 minutes, if that.

Other features unveiled in Facebook’s new profiles include the ability to pin featured photos at the top of your profile, temporary profile pictures for certain events and a more mobile-centric design. Still, we don’t care as much about these because they don’t seem like the sort of thing that would hang on the walls of the Gryffindor common room.

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Call us when you’ve set up an owl delivery service, Zuckerberg – we’re off to pop the Chudley Cannons’ team photo up on our Facebook walls.