As we all know Facebook is the top most trending social media site and more than 350 million photos are being uploaded each day, Facebook is one the most popular place to share photos. Facebook users can upload an unlimited number of high-resolution photos, create albums and choose their viewers. It’s easy to add details like a caption and location for the photos. The tagging option is also present and it allows the the viewers to know the people present in the photos.
The profile picture is the one of most important feature of Facebook and many misuse the profile pictures of girls and women to create fake accounts and morphing, to prevent and stop the increasing rate of cyber crimes in India, Facebook has come up with a new update “Facebook profile picture guard” on 21 June, 2017. Aarati Soman, Facebook product manager, announced the new profile picture guard update. The main reason behind this new update is for the security of girls and women using Facebook. The advantage and benefit of this new update is ” Nobody will be able to download or use our profile pictures without our knowledge and to reduce cyber crimes”. Currently, “Facebook profile picture guard” is narrowed to India only, but Facebook plans to expand it soon to other countries as well.”
The profile picture guard update is optional and Indian Facebook users will now be able to see a step-by-step guide to add the new update. When you add this guard update, your profile picture will get a blue border and a shield at the bottom as a visible indication of protection. With the guard update on, other Facebook users will not be able to download, share or send your profile picture in a message on Facebook. People you’re not friends with and not following on Facebook will not be able to tag neither others nor themselves in your profile picture.
Facebook has conducted some primary tests on the update recently, which reveals that when an user adds an extra design layer to their profile picture, other users are 75% less likely to copy that picture. Hence Facebook partnered with Jessica Singh, an illustrator who is inspired by the traditional Indian textile designs such as Bandhani and Kantha, to create designs for the Facebook users to add to their profile picture.
Now Indian Facebook users can enjoy the new update and have a safe and cyber crime free experience on Facebook.