105 replies on “How to hide your profile pictures from everyone”

  1. Well, this is a good tutorial except I would like to hide my profile picture only for non-friends (ie people that search me on Facebook; it’s okay for them to find me by my name but I don’t want them to see my profile picture if they’re not friends with me, I want that to be only visible for my friends..) Is there a way to do that?

  2. The only way to hide your profile picture from non-friends is to replace the profile picture with a dummy picture. This ensures you don’t have a profile picture for viewing. Anyone wanting to see your profile pic(s) can simply access your profile pictures album. This solution, combined with the above for every album you don’t want anyone to see, will hide the selected pics from everyone (including friends).

  3. Good tutorial indeed! But why should I have a profile picture only visible to me? I shall rather stay on the default facebook guy instead. πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

    1. Man just read the tut carefully and what this tut is all about πŸ™
      It says how to lock your profile picture album so that everyone can see it but can’t access the profile pic album so that only current pic will be visible to everyone else.

  4. is dis possible that no 1 can see my dp other den my friends?or can i hide/block myself for evry1 excpt my friends? like can i switch off my visibility?

  5. ughhhhhh stupid problem …
    mkaay sooo i can see my profile picture album when im on my iphone, but when i go on the comp, and click my prof pic i dont see the other pictures …. It says there are no pics in this album .

    & so i go to my albums, and see my profile pic album with all my pics .. and see that another is there aswell except it doesnt have any pics.

    HELP :'(

  6. i’ve followed your instruction but when I click on “album privacy” it shows all my albums but my profile pic album :/
    I want my profile pic to be seen but i don’t want anyone to comment on it or be able to see previous profile pics.


    1. If you keep your Profile pic album private nobody will be able to comment on it. People can only see the profile photo on profile but not in album.

  7. How can I have someone’s profile that stole my identity and acting as if they were me??? Help!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Hi there,
    Thanks a lot!
    I know this already. But the thing is I want to hide my profile picture completely from my family, like I don’t want them to see any photo at all. Is it possible?

    1. No you cant hide the profile picture which is displayed on the profile you can just tweak your settings so that people cant see that photo in an album!

  9. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’ve been searching the web for answers and I finally found it here. I will be back here if I need anything else. GREAT FB REFERENCE SITE!

  10. Isn’t there any option to hide profile picture from everyone except friendlist in the new facebook features.??

    1. NO, you can just hide the picture inside your album but it will be visible on your profile page..

  11. How to delete profile pics permanently .I am having trouble because there is no edit photo in profile pic album.

      1. Hey their is NO delete option ..
        I go on Profile – Photos- Profile Pictures and I only see Like and Share…..
        WHAT DO I DO ????

      2. I am not using it ..that’s the problem .Their are 6 pics and i want to delete 2 from the profile album but their is no option at the bottom to do so …WHAT DO I DO??

  12. Is there a way to hide all photo albums from a person or category by changing just one setting? I’d like a single blanket setting to be able to hide all albums from Joe Smith or anyone in the “family” category. I could then, if I wanted to, apply additional restrictions on a per-album basis. Since I have 40+ albums, I don’t feel like editing each one right now.

  13. i use fb in my mobile phone nd i cant hide my profile pictures from everyone……. See how 2 try it. step1: i login 2 my fb account
    step2: then i go to the account privacy settings
    step3: then i clicked customize settings,
    then i cant see edit album privacy what should i do ??????????

  14. i went to <my profile
    under it, i click on my photos
    then i click on my album picture.
    at the top of the picture
    i saw edit album, so i click on it
    then i saw a privacy there
    then i click on the arow that shows downwards and i click on customize
    i then chose the arrow and chose only me
    then it works

    1. the ‘edit album’ link exists for every album except the album called profile pictures. Anyone see another way to control who sees my profile picture? Right now, it seems to follow the privacy settings for contact info/address.

      1. the ‘edit album’ link exists for every album except the album called profile pictures. Anyone see another way to control who sees my profile picture? Right now, it seems to follow the privacy settings for contact info/address….Ahh. I just found the solution on another board:
        go to “Privacy Settings”>”customize settings”.Look at the “Things I share” segment there’s a blue label .”Edit privacy settings for existing photo albums and videos.” Click it and do it.

      2. This profile photo im trying to hide, how can you hide this photo? it DOES show me only or exceptions but it dont do what i want it to do. Is this a glitch or somthing im missing? please help beause im confused.

  15. Hi Buddy,

    I read your posts and love them. Thanks for putting all the effort to make facebook issues simpler. I have a question. I have my personal album with profile pics and do not wish for anyone to have access to the. Any idea as to how I could set this?


  16. I want to post a picture on my page for friends to see but do not want them to be able to use it on their page also. How can I keep someone from Hijacking my photos? LOL

  17. hi, saurav, i am not able to view my own profile picture in home page , as well as i am not able to view anyone of my frinds profile pic while i visit their profile. i mean m able to c their pf in album but not in home page , its showin just name no display image. and same in chat ..how to solve it. i remember once i hav done blok image…like this but m not able to regain it

    1. If you are using firefox, go to Options>>Content>>Click on exceptions link given with ‘Load Images Automatically’ and remove facebook.com from the list.

  18. I figured out how to do this for my profile, but I also want to do it with a page I have. I can’t even seem to find a link to account settings once I switch to the page and when I go to “help” and try to search topics, it tells me I have to switch back to my profile. I know it can be done because I am a “fan” of other pages that seem to have done it, but I just can’t figure it out :/ I’m usually pretty good at playing around with it and figuring it out, but I give up…any help would be much appreciated!

  19. well i tried this, and what do i do, i clicked the links, if i want to hide anything its like all my posts, so no one can post on my wall!!! HELP!!!

  20. Its not working i set profile photo privacy options to me only but other people can see it. why????????

  21. hey bro.i want to know how can we put default pic as our dp.as 1of my frnd is doing it.but when i click on the default pic used by fb his orignal pic appears.pls tell me wt to do for it.

    1. He just uploaded the pic and removed it. To do so, roll over your mouse cursor on you pic and click change picture and then click on remove this picture.

  22. is there a way to hide my wall from some of my friends? settings in fb can only stop them from writing on my wall but not totally hide it. thanks for the help!

  23. i want to be able to hide my profile pictures so no-one can see them, comment or like them, is this possible?

  24. The above advice does not stop people seeing your profile pic. It stops them seeing the album if they go to your photos but your profile pic is still fully visible.

  25. hi! I need help with my profile pictures!
    I hid my profile pictures album long time ago n now i want to make it visible to everyone but with this new privacy settings it seems impossible… Any suggestions??
    answer ASAP!
    Thank u

  26. i got that! but how do i get to step 4?! I’ve tried everything but i can’t with this new privacy settings!!

  27. I tried going to privacy settings –>custom and select ONLY ME…but it seems not woking….:(
    those who are not in my friend list can also see and access my progile pics..

  28. this doens’t work anymore on the new facebook.. I searched over and over and can’t find anything about profile pictures.

  29. Thanks! Was searching for this … The update link was helpful – glad you came back & updated it instead of forgetting about it πŸ™‚

    Following you on twitter now πŸ˜‰

  30. Heya πŸ™‚
    It’s me again. I was going through your posts searching for help to make my wall completely blank to the public. Right now, my activity is seen by everyone – I want to totally hide EVERYTHING from the public. Google results and facebook help sections are totally unhelpful. Please help?

  31. Ugh ok so heres the problem, My laptop is broken so im using the facebook from my phone, So i have the mobile upload and the profile pictures, But everyone can see the profile pictures so i deleted every picture in that album, But when i delete my current profile picture i have to remove it as my profile picture, So i want to delete my profile picture Album but still keep my profile picture and do all that through my phone
    Is that possible?

  32. is there a way to hide everything on the face of fb profile (except profile picture) from non friends.
    i am just a noob….:)

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