Facebook’s Profile Picture Guard Is Broken (English Subtitles)

Facebook’s Profile Picture Guard Is Broken (English Subtitles)


What is up, friends? That is Xyrid and
recently Facebook rolled out a feature called the ‘Profile Picture Guard’. It has
been created to prevent the misuse of profile pictures. Basically, profile
pictures were taken and used in fake accounts and girls were mostly the
victim of such actions. So, Facebook is rolling out a feature which has been
enabled, probably today, which lets you protect your profile picture. “The Profile
Picture Guard is very simple all you have to do… …is go to your profile picture, tap on it
and say turn on profile picture guard. What.. …that will do is add a blue border and a
little shield symbol which appears on… …your profile picture. Once you’ve added
the guard that’s it. It will remove all …of the different possible ways of
copying your profile picture.” “It will remove all of the different possible ways of
copying your profile picture.” No. It does not remove all of the ways to copy your profile picture. It
doesn’t even do what it advertises. You can still take a screenshot. It says that
on an Android device, you cannot take a screenshot but on my Facebook app I was
able to take a screenshot of my friend’s profile picture which had the profile
picture guard on it. In fact, even if they enable the protection, you can still open
up Facebook in Chrome and then take a screenshot. “This is our first step in a
much bigger project that we hope to continue for many years.” Facebook what I’m trying to say is that your first step is really dumb. Let’s try to get the image without the ‘Facebook guard overlay’ on it. Now I could’ve done it in a really easier manner, like this But the reason behind why I showed you
the difficult method was that they claim to have overlay designs on the profile
picture. Now, that should be great. Right? You know, people won’t be able to copy
pictures if they’ve got designs overlayed on them. Now, that’s where the
difficult method can still be used to get the profile picture (and) you can see that
I was able to grab a high-resolution image even when the guard was enabled
and I was able to download the regions which were hidden by the guard’s overlay
in the bottom. So, I know that Facebook will probably improve it in the future
but if it is so bad right now, why they did they even implement it? So, in conclusion, right
now, the profile picture guard is just broken and just a marketing gimmick. Peace.

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