Social media giants Facebook are currently working on a novel feature that is designed to protect users who are concerned about how other people gain access to their profile image and how it can be used by others. Precautionary, how this can be handled and stopped with immediate effect.
Furthermore, these new development is as a result of a recent research which was carried out by Facebook innovative team in India. The company found that users did not share profile pictures which include their faces due to a fear of the images being publicly-accessible.
Beginning with India, Facebook practically listed a new set of safety features, which give users greater control over their profile pictures.
More so, Facebook users resident in India will sooner or later be able to access an optional profile picture guard, which will automatically restricts how users can interact with their profile picture.
The features of the profile picture guard are:
- Other people will not be able to download, share, or send your profile picture in a message on Facebook.
- Non-friends won’t be able to tag anyone, including themselves, in your profile picture.
- Facebook will prevent others from taking a screenshot of your profile picture on Facebook where possible.
- Facebook will display a blue border and shield around your profile picture as a visual cue of protection.
According to the research team in charge of this development, Facebook hopes to expand this feature to other countries in no distant time.