‘View Hidden Photos of Anyone on Facebook?’ Not Quite, But …

It may not quite allow you to “view hidden photos of anyone on Facebook,” but Picturebook, a browser extension for Google Chrome, does provide a reminder for privacy-conscious Facebook users to untag themselves from photos that they don’t want other users to see.

PicturebookBanner650It may not quite allow you to “view hidden photos of anyone on Facebook,” but Picturebook, a browser extension for Google Chrome, does provide a reminder for privacy-conscious Facebook users to untag themselves from photos that they don’t want other users to see.

Karissa Bell of Mashable pointed out the inaccuracies in Picturebook’s product description, saying that the browser extension cannot alter Facebook’s privacy settings, and that the only photos it “finds” are those that users hid from their Timelines, which can still be viewed by other users who were granted access by the original user’s privacy settings.

Bell pointed out that Facebook reminds users that photos they hide from their Timelines are still visible by others, adding that the safest way to ensure that photos are not seen by others is for users to untag themselves.

Readers: Have you had any issues with Facebook photos?