How to enlarge locked Facebook profile pictures

After Google plus, we finally found a way by which you can enlarge a profile picture of locked Facebook profile pictures album. People on Facebook lock their profile pictures so that it can’t be misused by their friends or any other Facebook user. Obviously anybody will not use a small 160x160px picture anywhere because faces on such a small picture are hardly visible. But what if someone can enlarge it up to 720x720px? Let’s see how you can do it.

  1. Open a profile with lock profile pictures album for example this profile:

  1. Now right click on the profile picture and click “Copy image URL”. For example the URL of image for the above profile link is: small facebook profile picture 3. In the above link change 160×160 with 720×720, so your new link will be: enlarged facebook profile pictureThats it, you can also give this trick a try with any Facebook profile with locked profile pictures. Please note that by this post we don’t want to give a new option to profile stalkers to invade user privacy and misuse their pictures. This post is just to aware people that your profile picture is not safe even if it’s locked.

Happy Facebooking. 🙂


Hector January 22, 2013

The disclaimer at the end is funny….99.99% of the people are going to use it for the exact other purpose.

sauravjit January 24, 2013

Well thats all what we can do, at least 0.01% wont misuse this way.
Its out job to aware people how their privacy can be cracked. Those who want to misuse something will find his way even if this post is not here.

A disclaimer saying “don’t forget to give this trick a try and misuse pictures” would be more funnier? 😛

Ravi @Technology Blog January 25, 2013

Works Fine. Just tried on Couple of Profiles. Best thing is that this doe not change the Picture quality.Thanks

sauravjit January 29, 2013

Thanks a lot

Ravi February 1, 2013

Any trick to see comments on the Photo too?

sauravjit February 2, 2013

Not Yet..

Mohit Sharma January 29, 2013

You do all this nerdy stuff, or check out how a geek would do it..and also save it!
Step 1. Install Facebook Photo Zoom Plugin for Google Chrome in your Chrome browser
Step 2. Hover over the locked Display Pic, and it’s enlarged
Step 3. To save it, right click and click on Save…
Ain’t that simple?

sauravjit January 29, 2013

First of all extensions make browser slow and increase chances of being crashed. Secondly its easy if you want to see just one or two picture, but if someone is on Facebook just to check everyone’s locked pics then your method is better.

Mohit Sharma January 29, 2013

Sauravjit, exactly! this works well with an average user who is prone to spend a considerable amount of their time on FB… Anyway..your method is also interesting, thanks for sharing

sauravjit January 29, 2013

You’re welcome brother! 🙂

Manish February 3, 2013

Awesome, this is awesome!