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How To Turn On Profile Picture Guard on Facebook

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Every feature on social media apps comes at a price. Sometimes that price can be a violation of privacy, cyberbullying, the fear of missing out, and so much more. With Facebook, a lot of users face one major concern. The concern is that putting up a public profile picture might lead to misuse of their picture by someone in an unethical manner. This is where the profile picture guard comes to the rescue. By activating and turning on the profile picture guard on Facebook, we can ensure that other people can’t share, save, or send our profile pictures as a message to anyone.

Through this article, we shall discuss the various ways in which we can turn on the profile picture guard on Facebook.

Turn On Profile Picture Guard through the Facebook App on iOS


  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal bars on the bottom right.
  3. Go to your profile by tapping on your Facebook name on the top.
  4. Tap on your profile picture.
  5. Select the option “Turn On Profile Picture Guard” from the list that pops up.
  6. Tap on Next after reading all the points mentioned.
  7. Confirm your action by tapping on Save.

Turn On Profile Picture Guard through the Facebook App on Android


  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Log in to your Facebook account.
  3. Tap on the three horizontal bars on the top right.
  4. Go to your profile by tapping on your Facebook name on the top.
  5. Tap on your profile picture.
  6. Select the option “Turn On Profile Picture Guard” from the list that pops up.
  7. Tap on Next after reading all the points mentioned.Points about profile picture guard
  8. Confirm your action by tapping on Save.Save option to turn on facebook profile picture guard

Read more on Facebook:

  1. Steps required to share an album on Facebook.
  2. How to tag someone on a Facebook post, picture, and comments.
  3. Steps to turn off location on Facebook.

Through a Web Browser on Your Mobile


  1. Visit Facebook through this link.
  2. Log in to your Facebook account with your username and password.
  3. Tap on the three horizontal bars on the top right.
  4. Go to your profile by tapping on your Facebook name on the top.
  5. Tap on your profile picture.
  6. Select the option “Turn On Profile Picture Guard” from the various options under the profile picture.Turn On Profile Picture Guard option on Facebook
  7. Tap on Save to turn on the profile picture guard.

    Save option to turn on facebook profile picture guard

Through a Web Browser on Your Laptop/Desktop


  1. Visit Facebook through this link.
  2. Log in to your Facebook account with your username and password.
  3. Click on your Facebook name from the list on the left.
  4. Click on your profile picture.
  5. Select the option “View Profile Picture”.

    View option

  6. Click on the three vertical dots next to your Facebook name on the right.
  7. Select the option “Turn On Profile Picture Guard”.
  8. Click on Save to turn on the profile picture guard.

NOTE: As per Facebook’s updates in the user interface, the option to activate the profile picture guard might not be available in various geographical locations. This is probably why you cannot see the option to turn on the profile picture guard.

 

Menu for profile picture

Conclusion


That shield around our profile picture on Facebook might just be one of the most useful features of the platform. Hence, it is always recommended to make use of it to protect one’s privacy and further misuse of our personal information.

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Howdy, I’m Varun Sharma. I’m an Engineer & Geek. I am a fan of technology, programming, and entrepreneurship. Also, an artist & full entertainer dose by nature.
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