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How to View Private Facebook Pictures


Curiosity can be really hard to fight. Everyone wants to see someone else's private pictures at some point. Viewing other person's private pictures is against Facebook privacy policy, which is why this article is written for informational purpose only. If you want to play a hacker, you and your friends can make an experiment: unfriend each other and try to view each other's pictures. There are a few ways to view private pictures on Facebook, and we are going to list a couple of them here.



Good communication is the key

It is the easiest way, that doesn't involve any hacking tricks whatsoever. What you need to do is engage in conversation. Send a message to a person whose pictures you want to see. A message should be friendly, because you absolutely need this person to answer. No matter what exactly they will say, but once they answer, you will be able to go to their profile and view their pictures. It is that easy. If for some reason this doesn't work, try some other way.


The “John Doe” Method of viewing private pictures on FB

This way is the hardest way we describe here, but it is still pretty easy. Just follow the step by step instructions below:

  • Log into your account.
  • Go to the profile of a user whose picture you want to view.
  • See their page address, for instance:


It’s the word / phrase that comes after http://www.facebook.com/ that makes user’s address unique. And this word is exactly what you need. Open MS Word or Notepad and save the word. In our case it is “johndoe”.

  • Copy-paste the following link to the same document: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1234567&id=johndoe&op=1&view=all&subj=johndoe
  • Replace the “johndoe” with the word specific to your situation.
  • Copy-paste the final link into your browser address field.
  • View the private pictures of a person.

The “Java Script – little helper” Method

  • Log into your account.
  • Go to the profile of a user whose picture you want to view.
  • Copy-paste this link into your browser javascript:(function(){CSS.removeClass(document.body,%20'profile_two_columns’); tab_controller.changePage(“photos”);})().
  • press enter.


  • Don't do that. You can try those tricks with your friends, but if you don't want any trouble, don't hack anyone's accounts. Violation of Facebook privacy is punishable.
  • Don't get upset if you still can't view private pictures on FB - things change, Facebook creators work on privacy issues and fix bugs, and you may have to find other loopholes if you want to view someone's private pictures.



Have fun examining Facebook, maybe this article will help you uncover some IT mysteries, just be good and remember that no matter what you do, you have to respect other privacy of other people. Violation of Facebook privacy rules can have consequences and our resource doesn't bear any responsibility for that.

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