Non-consensual intimate images

Meta strictly prohibits the sharing of non-consensual intimate images (NCII). If you’ve been victimized by someone sharing your personal images – or someone is threatening to do so – this page explains how to take immediate action.

How to take action and report intimate images shared without permission.

Someone sharing, or threatening to share, intimate pictures without your consent goes against our policies. There are steps you can take to remove the images from our technologies and prevent them from being shared or reshared.

Report when someone shares your intimate images without your consent or is threatening to do so. Our teams review reports 24/7 in more than 70 languages and will remove intimate images or videos shared without consent. We will also remove any content that threatens to share intimate images without permission. In most cases, we disable the account that shared, or threatened to share, such content on our technologies.

To stop further attempts at sharing a removed image, we use preventative photo-matching technologies. If someone tries to share the image after it has been reported to us and removed, we will alert them that it violates our policies. We also stop the resharing attempt and may disable the account.

Cross-industry partnership to combat intimate image abuse

If you have an intimate image or video you are concerned will be shared or reshared, you can take steps to prevent further circulation through

The tool features hash-generating technology that assigns a unique hash value (a numerical code) to an image, creating a secure digital fingerprint. Tech companies participating in receive the hash and can use that hash to detect if someone has shared or is trying to share those images on their platforms.

Get help.

Responding to and recovering from this kind of abuse looks different for everyone. Here are additional steps to protect yourself if someone has shared, or threatened to share, your intimate images.

  • Consider contacting your local law enforcement if you're concerned about your physical safety.
  • Consider seeking professional support and guidance. Visit our crisis support page to find support from organizations in your area.
  • Explain the situation to a trusted friend or family member who can help support you as you navigate the process.
  • Take screenshots and print out pages of photos and threats before taking any steps to delete the images. If it's illegal where you live to post or threaten to post these images, you may need a record of the post to serve as evidence if you pursue legal action. Here's how to take screenshots or record your screen on most devices.

Stop sextortion.

Sextortion is the threat to reveal intimate images to get you to do something you don't want to do. Stop sextortion resources help those seeking support and information.

NCII pilot history

In 2018, we partnered with international, nonprofit safety organizations to pilot a voluntary and confidential program to help prevent NCII abuse — which is now integrated into The NCII pilot is no longer active.