After you send the photos of yourself, Facebook will use its hashing technologies to create a digital footprint that will prevent others from uploading the same image on the social media platform. You just have to send your nudes to Facebook first.
The social media giant is piloting the program in Australia, and plans to test it in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom next, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In a statement on the trial, Facebook said: "This is an initial pilot in Australia".
Facebook is testing a new system to combat users posting intimate photos of their former significant others for revenge. In April it added the option for users to report pictures or video they are concerned have been shared without consent.
The way Facebook explains it, any attempts to upload your explicit photos will be thwarted when the hacker or your ex-paramour tries to put the same image online because Facebook will have an "image" with which to compare the nude upload.
A Facebook spokeswoman said the company was exploring additional partners and countries.
Facebook has come up with an unusual method of tackling the menace of revenge porn, one that might even seem insane as well. "Some information is more valuable for hackers, and hashed photos could be one of them".
The process is meant to stop the image ever appearing on Facebook, whoever tries to upload it, by using the Facebook AI technologies used in photo and face matching on the social platform.
So if a relationship goes sour, you could take proactive steps to prevent any intimate images in possession of your former love interest from being shared widely on Facebook or Instagram.
"We have a great deal of comfort that they have chosen the most secure route ... we want to empower people to be able to protect themselves and take action, we don't want to make them vulnerable". Further, Facebook is asking all its users - at least in Australia for the moment - to comply with the above to deny anyone the chance to post sexually explicit material that the user might be part of.
"The service providers turn around and say "yes we removed the images", but what they don't do is remove the accounts", Szalkiewicz proclaimed. If the same photo is uploaded then it will thwart the same and prevent it from distribution.
So, what is "revenge porn?".