Facebook Profile Picture Guard Tool: The Facebook has rolled out an important feature for its over 166 million monthly active users in India. The social network has introduced a profile picture guard that will give Indian users more control over who can download and share their pictures are exploring different ways. The social-media giant through their research discovered that users by adding designs to their profile pictures can deter misuse of the same.
This safety tool has been developed in partnership with Indian safety organizations like Centre for Social Research, Learning Links Foundation, Breakthrough and Youth Ki Awaaz. Facebook found out in a research with people and safety organizations in India that some women choose not to share profile pictures that include their faces anywhere on the internet because they are concerned about what may happen to their photos. People in India will start seeing a step-by-step guide to adding an optional profile picture guard.
People in India will start seeing a step-by-step guide to adding an optional profile picture guard. When you add this guard:
- 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
The Facebook also found that when someone adds an extra design layer to their profile picture, other people are at least 75% less likely to copy that picture.If someone suspects that a picture marked with one of these designs is being misused, they can report it to Facebook and they will use the design to help determine whether it should be removed from our community.