A VIRAL TikTok video is teaching people a clever Facebook hack that can let you see hidden photos on a private profile.
The trick appears to highlight a loophole in Facebook’s private settings as it only takes a few steps to start viewing the photos.
The video was posted by an account called jamiefromkentucky.
It’s racked up hundreds of thousands of views.
The video starts by stating: “I got a friend request from this guy and he didn’t have any pictures I could see.”
It then goes on to explain how you can try and work around this.
First, you need to click on the dots next to the message button under the person’s name on the profile.
Then click on ‘search profile’ and you’ll be able to search for keywords that could show related photos.
The creator of the video suggests typing in words like “birthday” as well as “love”.
They demonstrate how typing in “birthday” suddenly shows posts on that profile that contain the word and sometimes a related picture.
These posts were previously hidden.
A Facebook user would not be notified that you’d done this and it could help you make a decision as to whether you want to accept someone’s friend request.
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