You can edit the visibility of any section of your profile by following these steps:
From any screen in the app:
- Expand the sidebar (click the 3 horizontal lines icon in upper left hand corner- visible on any screen)
- Click on your Profile icon (located at the top of the sidebar)
- Click “Edit”
- Notice the toggle switch next to each section. To make a section private turn the visibility toggle to OFF (white).
- Click “Save”
And yes, you can in fact use a GIF as your profile photo!