Facebook introduces new features for display profile picture thieves

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While having an online presence on social media is quite common these days. But there is still a high potential for the risk of having one’s identity stolen by someone or images being used without permission. Facebook is trying to restrict the latter behavior by implementing some new safeguards for its users in India. From the past statistics, a big number of fake accounts and use of fake images by the users have been commonly found in India.

The service will be providing new tools to the users to give more control over their profile pictures. When a facebook account holder enables Profile Picture Guard in his account, a new blue border will surround the image and also a shield logo will appear on the bottom. By enabling the feature, the users will not be able to share or download the image.

The second safeguard is that only you and your friends can tag your profile image. Lastly, when using the new service, there will be the option of adding a watermark over the image, which should make folks less likely to steal it.

While there isn’t an exact explanation on how Facebook will prevent screenshots, it does state that it has a way to mitigate the behavior on Android handsets, but that people will still be able to continue this activity on desktops and laptops. Although this most likely won’t stop the problem dead in its tracks, this is a first step to making the experience a safer one.

Source Facebook

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