04 February 2020
Among all the widely used social media platforms, Facebook is one of the oldest and biggest platforms. It means you are more likely to have a Facebook account with a good possibility that you have shared photos as well. This is the reason Facebook's new photo transfer tool is something you are likely to be interested in.
Facebook has announced that it is testing a new tool that will allow users to transfer their photos to other services, starting with Google Photos. It is a direct photo transfer tool that eliminates the need for downloading your photos and then uploading them again to the service of your choice. It is based on the open-source Data Transfer Project (DTP) supported by a number of tech giants including Apple, Twitter, Microsoft, Google, and obviously Facebook.
The whole process is said to be as easy as connecting your Google Photos and Facebook accounts with each other. A user will have to enter his password for authentication purposes and to begin the transfer. It is further revealed that all of the transferred data will be encrypted for security and privacy purposes. This new tool can be accessed by visiting Your Facebook Information section under Facebook settings.
It should be noted that Facebook's photo transfer tool is currently available only in Ireland. It has plans to expand globally during the first half of 2020. Similarly, it will be expanded to support other services as well.