How to Protect Your Facebook Profile Picture

By Techwalla Contributor

If you are a member of the social networking site Facebook, you may not be aware that Facebook allows third party advertisers to use your profile picture in advertisements on Facebook. If your personal privacy is important to you, then it will make you happy to know there is a way for you to safeguard your privacy on Facebook. I have detailed the steps below to show you exactly how to make the necessary changes to privacy settings.

Step 1

You need to make changes to the social networking software settings. Go to the Facebook website and login to your account

Step 2

At the top right-hand of your Facebook page, go to "Settings" and then "Privacy Settings." Scroll down and look for the "News and Wall Feed." Then select the tab "Facebook Ads."

Step 3

You will find the following information:"Facebook occasionally pairs advertisements with relevant social actions from a user's friends to create Facebook Ads. Facebook Ads make advertisements more interesting and more tailored to you and your friends. These respect all privacy rules. You may opt out of appearing in your friends' Facebook Ads below."Below this look for "Appearance in Facebook Ads" and in the box select "No one" and you are done.Find other Facebook articles in the Resource section below.