Facebook has made its photo transfer tool available to all its users around the globe six months after its initial launch in Ireland. The tool helps users to make a copy of their photos and videos in the social networking site and move them to Google Photos.
“The photo transfer tool is now available globally to everyone on Facebook,” the company said in a blog post last Thursday.
Facebook users can now directly transfer their photos and videos to Google Photos and don’t need to download them manually, and upload the photos themselves.
The company also said that it will give top priorities to privacy and security. It will encrypt the data transfer and ask people to enter their password before initiating the process.
The tool can be accessed under the “Your Facebook Information” section of your Facebook account.Click on this, and you’ll see a new menu in the middle of the page.
From here, choose Transfer a Copy of your Photos or Videos. Next, you’ll be prompted to enter your Facebook password. Once that’s done, you’re given a “choice” of where you can transfer your photos or videos (Choose Destination). Of course, for now, your only choice is Google Photos.
You must then log in to Google and give Facebook permission to add to your Google Photo library. Finally, you click Confirm Transfer, and the transfer is on its way.
The process on mobile is very similar: tap on the hamburger menu, go to Settings, and then scroll down to the ‘Your Facebook Information’ section.
Tap on Transfer a Copy of Your Photos of Videos’ and then follow the rest of the steps.
The Data Transfer Project (DTP) is an open-source initiative to create new tools that “enable people to freely move their information across the web.”