You may initially upload the photographs and videos with the "Only Me" privacy setting so that only you can see them and they do not publish a story to your friends' news feeds. Then you can adjust the privacy setting to "Friends" or "Public" so that people may watch the video on your profile if they want to. Finally, you can change the status to let your friends know about what's going on.
It is impossible to prevent individuals from storing and sharing photographs that you make public or share with your friends. I'd recommend making any photos you don't want shared or stored available to "just" you. This can be done by using the privacy settings in Facebook, which we'll get into more detail about below.
As for photos of you and your family, it's best to avoid putting them on Facebook or anywhere else where they can be found. If you do post photos of yourself and your family, be sure to use caution not to put yourselves or others in a compromising position.
In addition to the privacy settings mentioned above, there are some other things you can do to help ensure no one steals your photos:
Use password protection when necessary. This will allow you to view the photos from a different device or computer if needed.
Use file encryption software such as TrueCrypt to protect your data if you're planning on sending or uploading files online.
Back up your photos regularly. It's important to remember that computers fail, people move away, businesses close their doors...the list goes on and on. Make sure you have a backup plan in place so you won't lose these memories down the road.
You may make photographs private on Facebook or conceal photos on Facebook if you wish to publish cover shots or profile pictures without informing anybody. Posting images on Facebook but not posting them will also help you have a more enjoyable social media experience on Facebook.
To post a photo privately, go to your Timeline and click on the photo. Then, from the menu that appears, select the option for that photo to be private. The image is then removed from your Timeline but others can still see it by clicking on the link provided in the email notification they receive when you edit your photo. Private photos cannot be found using standard searches.
Photos you post on Facebook are available to the public until you change their visibility status. When you upload photos to your profile, you have the option of making them public or private. Public photos display on Facebook and other websites, while private photos do not. Before you upload photos, consider whether you want others to see them before deciding what kind of privacy setting to use.
If you can copy the URL of a Facebook video, you may share it with anyone who is not on Facebook. If the uploader has made the video public, you are free to share it with anybody, just not on Facebook. The video must contain the [video] tag to be able to be shared.
The Facebook Support Team Hello, Paul. Your profile photo is always visible to the public. However, you may change the privacy settings for your profile photo so that not everyone can view the data, such as the description, likes, or comments. Only your Facebook friends will be able to like and comment on your profile photo as a result of this setting. For example, if you wanted only your family to see your photo, you could set its privacy to be private instead of public.
The first step in protecting your Facebook profile photo is to log in to your account. Once in your feed, navigate to your personal profile and click on your current profile photo—not the cover picture! Click on the planet symbol to the right of the photo's date. "Who is able to view this?" will now be displayed at the top of your photo.
There are two ways to make your profile photo visible only to you:
1 Select the checkbox next to "Only me" and click "Save Profile". The photo will no longer be public and other users won't be able to see it.
2 Go to your Facebook settings and scroll down to the bottom. Under "Privacy", click on the button that says "Change Photo Settings for This Account". If you choose "Public," your photo will be visible to anyone who visits the site. If you choose "Friends of Friends," only those people who are friends with you on Facebook will be able to see the photo.
To make a single Facebook photo private, follow these steps:
Except, of course, for never sharing a photograph or restricting the audience to your pals. If you aren't comfortable capturing screenshots, Facebook provides a robust built-in sharing option that you may utilize. All you have to do is click the share button and send it to a buddy who already has a Facebook account. They will be able to see the screenshot immediately after they log in.