How to Change Facebook Photo Privacy (2021)

On Facebook, all photos are public by default.

When uploading a photo to Facebook, you can choose the level of privacy you want for it.

Please note: If you upload an image from within an album you have created, the album’s privacy settings will apply to the image. In addition, you cannot change the privacy settings for that picture individually.

Check out what can be done about previous uploads.

The current profile picture and cover photo are public by default and cannot be changed.

If the album was not created by you, you are not able to change the audience for it.

You can only alter the audience of the individual photos within those albums, and here’s how:

Log in to Facebook.

At the top, click your profile name.

Click on the Photos tab.

Hit Albums. Click on the album that contains the photo. Or you can hit Your Photos.

Find and click on the photo.

Hit the three horizontal dots in the top right corner.

Select Edit post audience.

Pick the audience you prefer.

That’s it.

If you have created an album, then you can change the audience for that entire album. This is how you do it:

Click on the Photos tab on your profile.

Click on the three horizontal dots in the album.

Select Edit album.

You can see the current audience beneath the Edit Album. A popup will appear when you click on it.

The popup offers the following options:

  • Public – anyone can see it.
  • Friends – your friends can see it.
  • Friends except – All of your friends except those specified by you can see it.
  • Specific friends – only your chosen friends will be able to view it.
  • Only me – you alone can see it.
  • Custom – allowing you to include and exclude lists and friends.

Pick the one you prefer.

Click the Save button.

That’s it.