Facebook Is Taking Steps to Stop Creeps from Getting Your Photos

6 months ago in Cyber Tech
Facebook Is Taking Steps to Stop Creeps from Getting Your Photos

Facebook steps forward to stop creep from stealing photos

When using social medias like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat; security has always been an issue. Especially when it comes to photos. Now Facebook has come up with a new feature to give its users a bit more security with their photos. Facebook steps forward to stop creep from stealing photos

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They have added a new feature named ‘Profile Picture Guard’. According to them, once activated:

  • Other people will no longer be able to download, share or send your profile picture in a message on Facebook
  • People you’re not friends with on Facebook won’t be able to tag anyone, including themselves, in your profile picture
  • Where possible, we’ll prevent others from taking a screenshot of your profile picture on Facebook, which is currently available only on Android devices
  • We’ll display a blue border and shield around your profile picture as a visual cue of protection.

This feature is being tested in India right now (more creeps here I guess?!). But Facebook says it hopes to expand it to other countries soon.



In retrospect, this feature seems nice and all; but it doesn’t help much to the cause. Because people can still take a screenshot on a non-Android device or just use a camera. But the point is to deter the misuse; not stop it completely. Think of it kind of like a stock photo with a watermark – nobody wants to steal those.

In my opinion, Facebook could do much better. Snapchat’s screenshot alert was a good example. Or they could just keep it to the smaller thumbnail size to strangers.

But for now, it’s a step forward. Facebook will surely take notes and make it even better.

-via thenextweb

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