Facebook’s new tool lets you move your pictures and videos to Google Photos

Facebook today began evaluating a new photo transfer tool, which will let users transfer their images and videos from Facebook to Google Photos The brand-new tool is being presented in Ireland today and can be accessed in Facebook settings within Your Facebook Information.

Steve Satterfield, Director of Privacy and Public Policy at Facebook, wrote in a post announcing the function:

At Facebook, we think that if you share information with one service, you should be able to move it to another. Today, we’re releasing a tool that will enable Facebook users to move their Facebook photos and videos directly to other services, starting with Google Photos.

While users will at first have the ability to move media files to only Google Photos, Facebook says it prepares to include support for more services in the future. The new tool is anticipated to be rolled out to all Facebook users worldwide by the very first half of next year.

Facebook’s new photo transfer tool is part of the open-source Data Transfer Project, which was introduced last year as a service-to-service data mobility platform. Throughout the preliminary screening phase, the company states the image transfer tool will be refined based on the feedback it receives from people and discussions with stakeholders around the world.

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