Graph API Version

User Picture

A Picture for a User.

Reading

SELF_EXPLANATORY

By default this edge will return a 302 redirect to the picture image. To get access to the data about the picture, please include redirect=false in your query.

Profile picture URLs returned by this edge will expire.

Example

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GET /v5.0/{user-id}/picture HTTP/1.1
Host: graph.facebook.com
/* PHP SDK v5.0.0 */
/* make the API call */
try {
  // Returns a `Facebook\FacebookResponse` object
  $response = $fb->get(
    '/{user-id}/picture',
    '{access-token}'
  );
} catch(Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookResponseException $e) {
  echo 'Graph returned an error: ' . $e->getMessage();
  exit;
} catch(Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookSDKException $e) {
  echo 'Facebook SDK returned an error: ' . $e->getMessage();
  exit;
}
$graphNode = $response->getGraphNode();
/* handle the result */
/* make the API call */
FB.api(
    "/{user-id}/picture",
    function (response) {
      if (response && !response.error) {
        /* handle the result */
      }
    }
);
/* make the API call */
new GraphRequest(
    AccessToken.getCurrentAccessToken(),
    "/{user-id}/picture",
    null,
    HttpMethod.GET,
    new GraphRequest.Callback() {
        public void onCompleted(GraphResponse response) {
            /* handle the result */
        }
    }
).executeAsync();
// For more complex open graph stories, use `FBSDKShareAPI`
// with `FBSDKShareOpenGraphContent`
/* make the API call */
FBSDKGraphRequest *request = [[FBSDKGraphRequest alloc]
                               initWithGraphPath:@"/{user-id}/picture"
                                      parameters:params
                                      HTTPMethod:@"GET"];
[request startWithCompletionHandler:^(FBSDKGraphRequestConnection *connection,
                                      id result,
                                      NSError *error) {
    // Handle the result
}];
If you want to learn how to use the Graph API, read our Using Graph API guide.

Parameters

ParameterDescription
height
integer

The height of this picture in pixels.

redirect
boolean
Default value: true

By default the picture edge will return a picture instead of a JSON response. If you want the picture edge to return JSON that describes the image set redirect=0 when you make the request.

type
enum{small, normal, album, large, square}

The size of this picture. It can be one of the following values: small, normal, large, square.

width
integer

The width of this picture in pixels.

Fields

Reading from this edge will return a JSON formatted result:

{ "data": [], "paging": {} }

data

A single ProfilePictureSource node.

paging

For more details about pagination, see the Graph API guide.

Validation Rules

ErrorDescription
100Invalid parameter
80006There have been too many messenger api calls to this Page account. Wait a bit and try again. For more info, please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api/overview/rate-limiting.
80001There have been too many calls to this Page account. Wait a bit and try again. For more info, please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api/overview/rate-limiting.
190Invalid OAuth 2.0 Access Token
200Permissions error
159Invalid protocol, must be https

Creating

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Updating

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Deleting

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