How to Activate Facebook Profile Picture Guard (2020)

In this post, we’ll see:

Let’s begin.

How to Activate Facebook Profile Picture Guard

What is profile picture guard on Facebook? it’s a feature that’ll help you with protecting your profile picture.

What does Profile Picture Guard do on Facebook?

If you turn on profile picture guard:

  • Others can’t download or share your profile picture.
  • Others can’t tag your profile picture. Only you and your friends can.
  • A “Shield” image will be added to your profile picture.

Notes

  • If you can’t find profile picture guard, then it’s because this feature isn’t available for all countries.

With that said, Let’s see how to turn it on and off on PC and Android.

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PC

Note: You can follow the below steps only if you’re on the classic Facebook.

Sign into your Facebook account.

Go to your Facebook profile and hit your profile picture.

Hover the mouse over your profile picture, and you can see “Options.” Hit it.

Now, you can see the “Turn on the profile picture guard.” Click on it. In the pop-up, you can see the preview. Hit the “Save” button.

Deactivate Profile Picture Guard on Facebook

Go to your profile.

Click on your profile picture.

Hover the mouse over your profile picture, and you can see “Options.” Hit it.

Now, click on the “Turn off the profile picture guard.” Hit the “Yes” button on the pop-up.

Android

Open the Facebook app.

Go to your profile and then tap your profile picture.

Hit the “Turn On Profile Picture Guard.”

Hit the “Next” button. Now you can see the preview. Tap the “Save” button.

Turn Off Profile Picture Guard on FB

Go to your profile.

Hit your profile picture > Turn Off Profile Picture Guard.

Tap “Yes” in the pop-up.


How to Lock Your Facebook Profile

Note: This one isn’t available for all countries at the time of this writing. Also, note that you can’t do this task on the Facebook web version and Facebook for iPhone.

If you wish, you can lock your Facebook profile and it’ll give the limited access to your profile for the peoples who aren’t your friends.

Here’s what happens if you lock your profile:

  • Non-friends can’t view your full-size profile picture and cover photo. But your friends can.
  • Your friends only can see the photos and posts on your timeline.
  • You can’t put a post for “Public.”
  • Your non-friends can see a maximum of five pieces of information on your profile.

Let’s see the steps to lock Facebook profile.

Android

In the Facebook app, go to your profile.

Hit the “three horizontal dots” button. Tap the “Lock Profile” option.

Hit the “Lock Your Profile” button.

That’s all. Your profile is locked now.

If you like to unlock, follow these steps:

Go to your profile.

Hit the “three horizontal dots” button. Tap the “Unlock Profile” option.

Hit the “Unlock” option > “Unlock Your Profile” button.


I hope that this post showed you how to activate Facebook profile picture guard and how to lock your Facebook profile.