Can I Grab Other People's Photos Off Facebook? (11 Steps)

By Alan Sembera

Many Facebook users enjoy sharing their photos with friends and others on their timelines. If you see a photo you would like to copy to your computer, it's a fairly easy process. There's even a built-in feature to share photos to your own timeline. Keep in mind that copying a photo without the owner's permission generally is considered bad "netiquette" and possibly even illegal if you publish it elsewhere.

Copy to File

Step 1

Navigate to the Facebook photo you wish to copy.

Step 2

Right-click on the photo and select "Save Image As..." If you are viewing a thumbnail image of the photo, you may first have to click on the image to enlarge it.

Step 3

Enter a new file name for the image if you don't want to use the default name, which is usually a long series of numbers.

Step 4

Enter the location where you want to save the file.

Click "Save."

Copy to Timeline

Step 1

Navigate to the photo on the other Facebook profile.

Step 2

Click the photo to bring it up in the photo viewer.

Step 3

Click the "Share" link at the bottom of the photo.

Step 4

Choose an option for how you want to share the photo from the Share options, such as "On Your Own Timeline."

Step 5

Enter any caption you would like to appear with the photo.

Click the "Share Photo" button.

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