Nowadays, many people complain that their images on Facebook are stolen and used for other purposes.
Stealing photos are one of the main problems users have to deal with while using Facebook. Many content thieves are willing to take your images and use them for their profiles.
But Facebook and other social media platforms also have solutions to solve these problems and they will take any actions to remove the stolen photos. They will even ban the accounts that will steal other images.
Facebook and other social media platforms have their policies that are related to copyright and privacy. They have always helped you if you need something to report and their support team can help you if you contact them directly.
How to report the stolen photos on Facebook
You need to follow the steps below to report to Facebook that your images were stolen.
- Find the photos on their Timelines or in their “Photos” section.
- You need to click on the post or the photo to make a pop-up appear. The popup will show the post, photos, and comments.
- From here, you can click on “Options”. It is near the “Tag photo” and “Send in Messenger”. You can find the options at the bottom of the images. The options are also near “Like”, “Comment”, “Share”.
- You choose “Find support” or “Report Photo”. After that, you can continue the steps to report the stolen photos to Facebook and they will take some actions and notify you later.
You can also try another way to report the violated photos on Facebook by filling a form to contact the Facebook team.
You can choose “Photo” for the first question, “Other photo” or “Profile Picture” for the second question.
Consider watermarking your photos before posting on Facebook
Image and content theft are now not rare. They can steal your photos and other content without hesitation.
Another way to protect your photos is by watermarking your photos before posting on Facebook. When you do that image thieves will find it hard to use your images again somewhere else.
You can use different image editors or watermark software to add text and logo to your photos. Watermarkup is a good online watermarking tool that helps to watermark your photo easily and quickly. The application runs in your web browser, and you don’t need to download or install it. You can use the application for free to watermark multiple photos at the same time.
Don’t post your original images with high quality on Facebook
Because your photos are easily stolen, so it is better if you can reduce the size of the images and keep your high-resolution images private. By doing that, the thieves will not have your original files and if a dispute happens, you will have the rights and proofs to prove that you are the owners of the photos.
If you are worried about the photos you share on Facebook that may be stolen, you had better not share them or only share the photos that are not important.