What are Facebook’s image restrictions?

Have you ever uploaded a photo to Facebook and the social network rejects it? It’s very likely that this has happened to you since the platform has strict policies when uploading content (though we’ll admit off the bat that sometimes what’s prohibited makes no sense).

In today’s Softonic article, we’ll discuss Facebook’s restrictions for images. In other words: this is what you’ll never be able to upload to the social network unless they change their guidelines in future updates.

Nothing pornographic

This is one of Facebook’s key points: pornography is completely prohibited. The social network states that images of a sexual nature are restricted on its platform, whether explicit or not. So, there’s no chance of erotic photography. Likewise, and this is noteworthy, Facebook doesn’t allow pornographic drawings, so forget about uploading hentai or your own work (if you’re that kind of artist).

Nothing violent

If you like uploading scenes with explicit violence, forget about it: Facebook prohibits uploading any image with highly violent content. What’s the limit here? Well, for example, snapshots with bloody or dismembered bodies, or anything that the community may be wary of.

We should note that you can upload images that involve sports. So, anything to do with UFC, boxing, martial arts, etc. has the green light on Facebook. But beware, this is a very narrow exception.

Nothing copyrighted

This is one of the most repeated warnings by Facebook: copyright must be heeded. If you happen to upload videos or images that belong to other users, beware: the social network may give you a warning for using third-party content.

Likewise, copyright protection also influences other issues, such as removing those people whose identity may be harmed, as well as their dignity.

Yup, breastfeeding is ok

This is one of the most debated issues at the Facebook office, though logic has finally won: yes, you can upload images of you breastfeeding your baby. In fact, their rules and regulations say: “Yes. We agree that breastfeeding is natural and beautiful and we’re glad to know that it’s important for mothers to share their experiences with others on Facebook. The vast majority of these photos are compliant with our policies. Please note that the photos we review are almost exclusively brought to our attention by other Facebook members who complain about them being shared on Facebook.”

In other words, don’t worry a bit about this.

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