On Wednesday, Facebook in an initiative to make women in India feel more safer has introduced new tools or features that will allow users to protect their Profile pictures from being downloaded and shared. Facebook has developed these tools with the help of many safety organizations, including Centre for Social Research and Learning Links Foundation in New Delhi, Youth Ki Awaaz and Breakthrough.
According to the NDTV Gadgets, Aarati Soman, Product Manager at Facebook said: “In India, we’ve heard that people want more control over their profile pictures, and we’ve been working over the past year to understand how we can help.”
“In our research with people and safety organizations in India, we have heard that some women choose not to share profile pictures that include their faces anywhere on the internet because they are concerned about what may happen to their photos.”
Source: ABP News
After the addition of this protective guard, the Facebook users will be not allowed to send the profile picture in a message on Facebook. Also, they will restrict to download and share the profile picture.
Soman further clarified: “Other people will no longer be able to download, share or send your profile picture in a message on Facebook. People you are not friends with on Facebook won’t be able to tag anyone, including themselves, in your profile picture.”
The company would prevent users from taking screenshots of others profile picture. The people who are not your friend will not be able to tag themselves or anyone in your profile picture.