It8217;s part of Facebook8217;s commitment to a wider tech industry Data Transfer Project and will enable Facebook users who maybe pondering leaving the service to delete their accounts without having to manually save all of their photos first.
1) Go you Your Facebook Information in your Facebook Settings
2) Select 8216;Transfer a copy of your photos or videos and click 8216;View8217; to begin transferring photos and videos
3) Enter your Facebook password
4) Choose Google photos from the dropdown menu (Facebook says more portals will be integrated soon)
5) Select 8216;Confirm Transfer8217; and enter your Google Photos password.
The move is all part of an agreement between Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Twitter to enable users to move their data between services so the public isn’t beholden to any of them. The Data Transfer Project is rolling out slowly though and the only service available to Facebook users right now is Google Photos. That’s likely to expand to Microsoft’s OneDrive platform in the future.
In a tweet on Thursday, Facebook8217;s Alexandru Voica wrote: 8220;Today, we are reaching 100% rollout of our photo and video transfer tool that enables people to port their photos directly to Google Photos. With this rollout, the tool is now available globally to everyone on Facebook.8221;