How to Prevent Reverse Image Search on Facebook

How to Prevent Reverse Image Search on Facebook

Other Facebook users are allowed to download your photos if you make them public. Even with private pictures, people on your friend's list can often screenshot or save the images as they see fit. To  users need to add an altered layer to their images so they won't connect back to other photos or accounts online.

DoNotPay can assist you with this process. Rather than attempt to cloak every image yourself, which takes considerable time, DoNotPay can do it for you quickly.

Reverse Image Searching: What Does it Mean?

Reverse image searching is a process used to find similar photos across the web. People can save a  you've uploaded, or copy the URL, and add it to a website that then searches for similar photographs. It may pull up other accounts with the same photo or provide identifying information that you don't want certain people to have.

How Can My Facebook Images Be Used Against Me?

Your Facebook images can be used against you in several ways.

  1. Your employer can find unbecoming photos from Facebook or other accounts.
  2. People you don't know can reverse image search your photos and find personal details.
  3. People may be able to access your photo's data and find out your location and whereabouts.

Whether you're worried about dangerous circumstances occurring, or just want to keep your pictures more private, altering your photos is key in keeping these worries at bay.

Tips for Working to Cloak Your Facebook Photos Yourself

Various methods exist for cloaking or altering photos. You can attempt to utilize these methods yourself on every single photo so none can undergo an image search.

Add a Transparent LayerAdding a transparent layer to your pictures can prevent other users from right-clicking and saving them. You can do so by either:

  1. Using photo editing software
  2. Using a transparent image maker online

Either option will allow you to have a transparent image that isn't as easily found by Google reverse image searches or other software.

Use the Two Screenshot MethodYou can also try taking two screenshots of the same photo. This method blocks out the accompanying data with the original picture. If you look at a photo's data, it may show some significant details, such as which device you used to take it, the date the picture was taken, the location, and more.

You wouldn't want other people knowing those precise details in many cases, especially if they're trying to use it for nefarious reasons. The screenshot method eliminates this data, and only shows other people that it's a screenshot and the resolution size.

Add Overlays and Change ColorsSometimes, all it takes is adding an overlay to the image or changing its colors to escape the image search engines. Simply go into your device's regular editor and apply filters and other options to alter your photo. This should also eliminate some of the original data and keep image searches from finding it.
Crop the Image and Make AlterationsCropping the image is also a possibility, though it may not alter the photo enough to help it avoid the clutches of a reverse image searcher. It's wise to pair the crop with some additional alterations to truly help it avoid being detected and linked to other photographs online. Before you upload a photo to Facebook, crop it a bit and add a sticker or filter to help add a layer of privacy.

DoNotPay Can Cloak Your Facebook Photos Before You Post Them

 images with DoNotPay's assistance. We'll cloak your Facebook photos so they're safe to post. It only takes a few steps and we'll have your images altered promptly.

  1. Open Photo Ninja on DoNotPay.


  2. Upload the photo or image you want to cloak and press submit.


  3. Our algorithms will automatically insert hidden changes and cloak your image, so it's no longer recognizable by reverse search engines. The newly generated image will be downloadable from your disputes page!


This is a much faster alternative than working to cloak every image you have. You could spend hours altering all of your photographs before you upload them, or simply give them to DoNotPay to do it for you.

Additional Photo Cloaking Services From DoNotPay

Your Facebook images are not all you need to cloak and disguise to prevent image searches. DoNotPay will also help you cloak:

What Else Can DoNotPay Help Me Hide?

DoNotPay will work to keep your information safe in various situations. We won't just help you hide your photos. We'll also help you hide:

and much more. DoNotPay offers countless products intended to best help you in whatever situation you're facing.

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