How to View Private/Locked Facebook Profiles

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To view hidden/private Facebook photos or posts of Facebook profiles, just go to the Facebook search bar then search the URL of that profile.
  2. After clicking on the search button check all of the tagged photos from different profiles, just click on the date of post. Now the photos will be visible to you.
  3. You can view all Facebook photos including the hidden photos if you unleash the private Facebook profiles.

In this article, you will get the steps that will definitely help you to view a private Facebook profile and its pictures.

You can view the full-size photos of a locked profile if you want to.


You can even trace a fake Facebook profile if you want to spy on them.

We have some experts telling on this matter over social media platforms, let’s look at these:

expert statement
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And also, if you are finding a way to see all private Facebook photos then firstly you must understand where the photos get saved.

This means if you get the permission unlocked you can view it.

Obviously, the user who posted it can allow you to view it. But, in some cases, connecting to friends of that user and getting them on your list can be helpful to unlock privacy.

Video on How to View Private Facebook Profiles and Photos

Watch the below video to view someone’s private Facebook profile:

Let’s follow some methods to do that.

How To View Private Facebook Profiles and Photos

There is a chain of methods that you have to execute in order to view private Facebook profiles and photos.

Just follow the below methods to view any private Facebook profiles and their photos:

1. Targeting Friends of that Person To Look for Private Facebook photos that shared with only Friends
2. PictureMate Extension Finds tagged hidden photos at a time automatically
3. Becoming a Fake Friend To view new posts of that person without searching again
4. Facebook Bug Trick Finding Private photos from Private Facebook Profiles
5. Spyera to Automate Finds out Private photos along with other multitasking
6. Social Engineering Technique Tricking the Person to view his stuff on Facebook

1. Target Friends of that Person:

The first common method to view private Facebook photos is just by adding friends of that person to your list. This feature unveils the photos which are limited under the ‘Friends of friends’ privacy setup. This feature helps to reveal the tagged photos which the user shared with friends.

Once, you add his/her friends, the photos which are shared with that friend will be visible to you as you are now a friend of his close friend.

Just target 4 to 5 persons and go on as you can, to increase the chance to find every piece of photos in front of you even for the future posts also.

But, this basic method works only to a limited extent to reveal the tagged photos only which are not public.

2. PictureMate: Facebook Private Profile Viewer Online

If you looking for a good fit to find tagged hidden photos at a time then the PictureMate extension is the best. This extension is available for the Chrome browser.

picturemate extension

Now, let’s follow the below steps to understand how it works:

To view private Facebook photos online follow these steps with extension:

  1. Just open the Chrome browser and search for ‘PictureMate’ on Google & add PictureMate to chrome.
  2. Now, open a Facebook profile whose tagged shared photos you want to see and then click on the extension.
  3. This will graph search automatically to find all tagged photos of that targetted Facebook ID.

The best thing, this extension lists up all photos at once without finding the photos manually. Thus, making the system quite data-saving and in the quickest way possible. That’s the algorithm of this extension.

You can use the same technique for your Facebook ID also to save more time on finding the tagged photos.

3. Become a Fake Friend: Anonymous Way

Even after getting some target people in a friend list, a feature is still untouched. That is photos shared with friends, not actually the tagged ones with others.

In that case, if the photos are not publicly shared or not tagged to anyone, the only way to see those is just by being a friend of that person.

You can view private profiles anonymously, if you feel unsafe revealing your real Facebook ID, then you can send friend requests using multiple fake IDs and wait to accept the request. Once it is accepted, all done. Now, you can see anything he or she has been shared that is viewable to friends on his profile.

People have become so much safety concerned that some of them don’t allow unknown people to come into the Facebook friend list. In those cases, some of the third-party apps might be helpful.

4. Facebook Bug Trick: Tagged Photos

Facebook has a feature in the search bar which is another helpful method to see the private photos of any Facebook profile. Facebook actually kept this bug open because it is the better method to identify a person whom you are searching on Facebook.

To see the private photos of a Facebook account just,

Step 1: Search for ‘Photos of (Name)’ then Facebook will list up all of the possible photos which is being helpful to identify any person. Or just go to Facebook Photo search and put the name of the person whose photos you want to view.

find private-photos-fb

Step 2: Now once you’re done with the search, all photos will be visible. You can also use the filters to modify your choice.
Step 3: For posts, just use filter to Posts, and for videos use filter to Videos particularly to speed up the process and get accurate results.

This method is also beneficial to view photos of a Facebook profile that is actually hidden in his or her timeline. By pictures, you can find out private profiles that are not visible in the search.

But, this method will also show up other photos if it matches the name with other profiles. In that case, you have to scroll down to the bottom and find the appropriate target.

5. Use Spyera to Automate the Process

Now, here is the premium app for you ‘Spyera‘. Spyera is the best app to view private Facebook photos also able to track cell phones, calls, and SMS.

If you want complete information regarding any Facebook account including private posts or photos then this app should be the most helpful choice. This tool is also available to your iOS (iPhone) devices without any restriction.

spyera tool

But, you have to purchase the app for at least 3 months and the cost is quite reasonable for its lots of features.

Just you need to have the rooted android devices but also available in a web-based dashboard. So, if you want to view those private Facebook photos then this software will really do the job for you.

Alternative to View Private Facebook:

You can also try this:

  • First, open the Facebook profile viewer on your device.
  • Enter the Facebook profile URL onto the tool.
  • This will reveal the private stuff (limited) if that is present on the database.

[The steps will be almost similar for all tools available there]


How is it Possible to View Private Facebook Profiles?

Facebook provides users with a feature that helps them to protect their photos and videos from circulating around Facebook to everyone.

Thus, Facebook had to introduce the feature which is only used to share photos among close friends and families. Now, this feature prohibits other users to see the photos of that person.

But, the question arises, is that really possible to see those private Facebook photos?

There are multiple methods that can help you to unlock the blocked Facebook private photos and see those respectively.

By being a friend and making use of the Facebook bug might help you to find the shared posts or see the photos which are shared among your friends.

The Bottom Lines:

This article explained that social engineering is the easiest method you can use anytime. The risk is totally zero in that as the victim would not know who is behind the scenes. Still, you can use the above premium apps which are also helpful in unlocking the private profiles on Facebook.

Note: You should not misuse the trick, and this is just for an educational guide only. You would be responsible for any action that violates someone’s privacy.

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19 thoughts on “How to View Private/Locked Facebook Profiles”

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