Answer by Mitchell McKenna for Getting Facebook profile pic from user (via Graph) - detect if it's a blank (i.e. default) image?

August 3 2016, 9:36pm

If you are already making a call to the Graph API to get user data like the avatar, don't make an additional API call to /picture like suggested above.

Just include picture in the fields param when you make your first call to Graph API, then the response will include the is_silhouette offset, if it's set to true the user has the default avatar.



    "id": "100103095474350",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "picture": {
        "data": {
            "is_silhouette": true,
            "url": ""