if you are worried about misuse of your Facebook profile picture, then you will be happy to know about “Facebook Profile Picture Gaurd” feature. This is a new feature introduced by Facebook to protect your Facebook profile picture by not allowing the users to download your profile picture.
This feature was added on the feedback of Indian users complaining about possible misuse of profile pictures and different other privacy issues.
According to Facebook research:
“Based on preliminary tests, we’ve learned that when someone adds an extra design layer to their profile picture, other people are at least 75% less likely to copy that picture”
This new feature known as profile picture guard, will:
prevent all the users of Facebook from downloading, sharing your profile picture. Any Facebook user, not included in your friends list will not be able to tag others or themselves to your profile picture. You may think that you can easily download the profile picture by taking the screenshot of the picture, but you will be amazed to know that, this new profile picture Guard will even prevent you from taking screenshots of profile picture. However, this feature is only available on Android. A blue border will also be added to your profile picture to indicate that your profile picture is protected.
To turn this feature on, all you need to do is to navigate to your profile settings and then tap on your profile picture to select “Turn on Profile Picture Gaurd”.
For now, this feature is only available to Indian users. Facebook has said that the new feature will soon be available to other countries too.