Facebook Photo Transfer Tool Is Now Available To Everyone

Ruben Fields
June 5, 2020

The latest addition is dated 4 June, and reads "the photo transfer tool is now available globally to everyone on Facebook".

The process of making this transfer is also pretty simple. Now, the company has announced a new transfer tool that will allow users to offload some of those photos and videos to Google Photos.

This tool is found in "Your Facebook Information" section of the settings on the app. Click on that and you should be able to see a selectable option that reads, "Transfer a copy of your Photos or Videos".

Google Photos is one of our favorite cloud-based photo libraries, thanks to its unlimited free storage for photos up to 16MP and its smart search functions, which make it easy to track down specific snaps. This new tool allows Facebook users to move their photos and videos to Google Photos directly. Selecting this will lead to the platform asking the user to enter his/her Facebook account password for verification.

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For those unaware, the feature was very recently made available to Facebook's users in Canada and the US.

After the transfer is finished, you'll receive an email from Facebook notifying you that the process is complete. Click "View", then choose Google Photos as you destination. According to a Facebook spokesperson quoted by The Verge, the transfer facility will be enabled across all companies part of the Data Transfer Project.

As mentioned in the official website, Data Transfer Project (DTP) is a combined effort of organizations to build a common framework with open-source code that will connect any two online service providers for seamless, direct, user initiated portability of data.

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