How to enlarge private Facebook photos

by Ruchira on June 9, 2013


Have you ever wanted to view someones privacy protected Facebook profile pictures? Yes I’m talking about those small thumbnails which doesn’t enlarge like normal when you click on it because those pictures are marked as private. When you upload photos to facebook you can set the visibility to public, friends of you or just you. When I search about this I saw that this trick is not new but I have just found this myself when I was lurking through Facebook :)

You don’t need any browser plugins or anything to do this as mentioned on other guides. Just right click on the thumbnail and copy the image link and paste it on a browser tab. For example your link will look like this

Now take this part of the link and the last part after the final trailing slash, which is 548818_10151134754785950_589929491_n.jpg on the above link. And join these together like this

Open the link on your browser and you will have the full resolution photo of the privacy protected thumbnail

So speaking about privacy, you can clearly see that marking your photos “friends only” wont get you any privacy from the non friends. So if you are really concerned about privacy then don’t upload your photos :)

Also read this – Find the Facebook profile from a direct image link


I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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  • Farzana Neha

    Wish I knew this trick a year ago. Nice trick, btw :)

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