A user's name can appear in black without display picture if:
1: Their privacy setting allows them not to show their picture or link to their profile in Public search, while they do use their account and have a display picture.
2: They have blocked you, as a result, you will not be able to send them messages or add them as a friend.
3: If they have deleted their account, but that will cause them to remove themselves from their friends lists.
Edited my post, he was right it means deleted or you where blocked. Sorry if the information wasn't all correct.
yeah but then why would there name still be there and on the rest of my family's pages the same way? Its a family member that I have a difficult relationship with, which s why Im asking. They have no reason to block me, but no reason to delete their account. So Im back to square one.
eh, wtf. A girl i have been going out with either blocked me or deleted her fb (mini-argument), on my iPhone it is coming up with 'facebook user' on the old messages and on my laptop its coming up with her name but just in black i dont even
blocked me then deleted her prof? lol
EDIT *just earlier tonight, 3am, cant sleep cos of it, no beta