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Nov 30, 2011

Open APIs for Profile Avatar Images

One of my friend Vineeth G S shared a Simple api for twitter avatar images on Twitter. I found it very usefull and want to share other such open APIs to get profile images for other social sites.

Simple api for Twitter avatar images here "gsvineeth" is a Twitter username.
More example

Open api for Facebook avatar images

Facebook graph APIs have an API for it.

Supported types are small, normal, large, square.

Open api for Google+ avatar images

I have shared this early in a post Fetch Google Plus Profile Picture using PHP
Simply its
Where "116599978027440206136" is my Google+ profile id, you can get your own by going to, It will redirect you to your profile and you can get the ID from URL.

You can use sz parameter to get a custom sized image something like


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