Facebook Profile Picture Guard

Facebook Profile Picture Guard

Fake accounts on Facebook is a serious issue from last few years and it is increasing day by day. Personally, I know the many of fake Facebook accounts who are using the fake identity. People are using the fake pictures of others plus they are using fake addresses. Few are doing it just for fun and few are doing it to blackmail someone. In this serious issue, girls are the bigger in the number who are being victimized in this hateful activity.

There are many of stories of girls who are serious victims of this privacy theft. According to the stories shared on FB, many of them faced difficulties while facing their parents, and going to college. It was all just because of their personal privacy breach. Someone used their pictures for fake Facebook profiles, and then bla blaa blaaa. There are predators in our society who stole the profile pictures of the girls from Facebook and after that, they blackmailed the same girls by making their pictures Nude (Photoshop). Now the good news is Facebook has realized this serious issue and introduced the profile picture guard to stop the misusage of the profile pictures. According to a research conducted in India by Facebook,

“Some women choose not to share profile pictures that include their faces anywhere on the internet because they’re concerned about what may happen to their photos.”

Now the good news is Facebook has realized this serious issue and introduced the new tools including profile picture guard to stop the misusage, abuse, and theft of the profile pictures. A new tool has been added to the Facebook named Profile Picture guard. New tools are developed by the Facebook and other social safety protection organizations in INDIA.

How does It work?

New tools give you more control over your profile pictures. There is Profile Picture Guard which helps you to protect your picture on FB in three ways. First, other people even they are your friend can’t download or share your personal DP from Facebook until you allow them. Second, only you and your friends on Facebook can tag your Profile Picture. Third, you can put a shield on your profile picture that signals other people must respect your picture. You can update your profile picture easily when adding a guard to it. Besides that, you can also add a design to your picture to discourage misusing or stealing.

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For now, these tools are available only in INDIA and still in the testing process. Hopefully, the new Facebook profile picture Guard tool will be available in Pakistan and other countries soon. Reportedly, Facebook is also working to stop people from taking the screen shots of other’s profile pictures. Concluding, It is the very good initiative taken by the Facebook and will be helpful for the millions of users exist around the world.

Regarding this new tool Facebook released a statement:

“We are piloting new tools that give people in India more control over who can download and share their profile pictures. In addition, we’re exploring ways people can more easily add designs to profile pictures, which our research has shown helpful in deterring misuse,”