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April 24, 2010 10:26 AM   Subscribe

Is there any way to prevent your facebook profile photo from showing up in people's phones as part of your contact info?

When people sync their phones to facebook, is there a hack or anything that will effectively block your profile (specifically profile photo, but other info) from being linked to how they have you as a contact on their phone?
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Not the right answer, but you could always make your profile photo not a real picture of yourself... use an avatar... and mark your real photos private.
posted by IndigoRain at 10:48 AM on April 24, 2010


Don't use a profile picture - or make everything private.

If the image is available on facebook there's nothing you can do preventing it's use elsewhere.
posted by schwa at 11:09 AM on April 24, 2010

You can prevent people on Facebook from seeing various data about you (contact info, etc). You cannot, however, allow them to see it but not allow them to synchronize it via the Facebook app.
posted by Tomorrowful at 12:21 PM on April 24, 2010

If your photo is on a web page, there is
no way to control what us done with it.
posted by DWRoelands at 2:07 PM on April 24, 2010

DWRoelands: "If your photo is on a web page, there is no way to control what us done with it."

Hence my suggestion to use a substitute image such as a cartoon avatar.
posted by IndigoRain at 6:32 PM on April 24, 2010

I believe that your profile picture is always visible no matter what the privacy setting is
posted by rebent at 10:24 PM on April 24, 2010

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