Man is a curious being and it is why more often than not we wish to view locked FB profile pic. But is that possible? Well! It surely is and that is what we are going to reveal in this article.

How to View Locked FB Profile Pic?

There is a common format or type of URLs that Facebook follows for the locked profile photo. By tweaking some portions of the URL, the locked profile picture can be viewed in an enlarged format. Thus, it is important to understand the structure of the URLs used by the social media platform.

There are primarily two types of URLs- One is the short 160×160 p image, generally visible on timelines. Another is the public URL of the same picture, which is enlarged. This image will have the highest resolution as uploaded by the profile owner.

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In the first part, there would be letters and in the last part, there would be numbers in the URL of the profile image. The letters determine the size of the picture and whether the public URL refers to a full-size image or a thumbnail. The numbers are the unique ID essentially.

You need to change a few things in the public URL to see a locked or private profile picture.

How to Find Profile ID of Facebook User?

  • Log in to your Facebook account
  • Go to the profile of the person you want the ID of
  • Right-click on anywhere on the page
  • Click on “View page source”
  • Find “entity_id” on the page by pressing ctrl+F
  • The profile ID will be given just after the “entity_id”

Here is how to see locked profile picture on Facebook-

  • Log in to your Facebook account
  • Go to the profile of the person you want to view the locked picture of
  • Copy the profile id or username
  • Open a notepad or word document and replace the ‘username’ with the copied profile id or username in this URL: https://graph.facebook.com/username/picture?width=800
  • Copy and paste the updated URL in to the browser to view the locked image

Alternative Ways

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Facebook Locked Profile Picture Viewer

  • Log in to your Facebook account
  • Go to the profile of the person you want to view the locked picture of
  • Copy the profile link
  • Paste the link in the Facebook Locked Profile Picture Viewer by iStaunch and click on the View Locked Picture button

View Locked FB Profile Pic

  • Log in to your Facebook account
  • Go to the profile of the person you want to view the locked picture of
  • Right-click on the profile picture
  • Choose Open image in new tab
  • Eliminate the sub-link tags like s320x320 or s160x160
  • Hit the enter key
  • The full-size image of the locked Facebook picture will open

See Locked Profile Image

  • Log in to your Facebook account
  • Go to the profile of the person you want to view the locked picture of
  • Right-click on the profile picture
  • Click on “copy image URL”
  • Paste the same in the address bar
  • Hit enter and the profile picture will be visible to you
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In case you want to view the picture in full resolution then remove the part from “hprofile-ak-…” to “/s160x160/” from the URL to see the image in full resolution.

How to See All Tagged Photos

  • Log in to your Facebook account
  • Go to the profile of the person you want to view the locked picture of
  • Copy the profile ID
  • Open this URL: https://www.facebook.com/search/FACEBOOKID/photos-of
  • And replace the ‘FACEBOOKID’ with the profile ID copied before
  • You will be able to see the tagged photos

Although we have given plenty of methods to view locked FB profile pic we highly recommend not going this route to see the locked profile picture. The Facebook user has locked his or her profile for a reason and everybody’s privacy should be respected. If you want to make somebody your friend it is better to send a friend request or message request to the person and wait for the response.

1 COMMENT

  1. None of them works, Can you tell any other way.? Looks like facebook already know this trick and blocked these ways

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