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Earlier there were hacks to see the pictures of user from their private albums, even if you did not have access. But facebook has sealed most, if not all those vulnerabilities, that possibly is a threat to their users privacy.

However, there are still ways you can see some pictures, which are available to the rest of the world and the user not being in your list.

Lets suppose you you receive a picture of someone and you are curious to see the rest of the pictures in that particular album. You can do that using the file name to do so.

The architecture is the same to store all the photos in the facebook. The pictures are stored as two groups of <number>.

Something like photo.php?id=XXX&pid=XXX where the first number is the facebook id of the owner and the second number is the image/album id.

You can use look into pictures of only those albums whose privacy setting is set to public. You’ll also be able to navigate through the albums :).

Let me know in the comment section if you want to know more about how to hack into the facebooks system … not for everyone though 😛

All in all, we should remember that facebook, is not a small organization and they have one of the biggest user base on the Internet and those users are their asset which they can’t afford to loose. I don’t mean to say, hackers will never find a way to hack into private album features. But Facebook is vigilant enough to track and close those vulnerabilities as and when they are found.

For those who came here looking for a hack to view private albums on facebook, I’m sorry I don’t know any that work now, though at some point I did know 🙂


  1. Is it anyway in hacking a facebook account.. I need to hack mine coz someone hack my account and change the password so plzzz help me

  2. Is it anyway in hacking a facebook account.. I need to hack mine…. i 4gt everythng…… so if any1 helped me it will be morethn helpfull

    Thanks in Advance

  3. @Mark – Hack persay, will not be possible. You’ll be only look into their profile provided they haven’t plugged in proper privacy settings.

  4. Some private images are usually easy to see. Most people don’t bother to lock their accounts very well and facebook for some reason will allow outsiders to view them if you can see just one pic. Generally if you can see a list of their friends or know of one, you can look thru all of them to find one that has their wall open to the public, then search thru it to see if they have commented on someone’s picture. From there you just click on the album name. This will only allow you to view all the photos, however in just that one album.

  5. @Chandra – Facebook is one of the most secure social networking site and there is no known way to hack into anyones private images unless the user has not been really smart to block all possible access.


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