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The Data Transfer Project | Facebook media transfer to Google photos tool now available globally

As part of The Data Transfer Project initiative, many companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others are creating tools to make your data on their platforms more portable.

Facebook recently announced a tool that lets you transfer you Facebook photos over to Google Photos.

The tool is available globally today.

Like we mentioned above this move is in keeping with the spirit of the Data Transfer Project and will help people move more easily between services, thus breaking a certain amount of lock-in on each of the platforms that are participating. The companies participating are Microsoft, Twitter, Apple, Google and Facebook.

Want to transfer your Facebook content to Google?

The tool is under Facebook Settings > Your Facebook Information

> Transfer you photos and videos > Choose your destination (only Google Photos is available at the moment)

> Choose photos or videos, it will only let you do one at a time >

> connect your Google account >

>Confirm your choice

>Then transfer your media to Google and you’re done.

A former industry insider and tech industry enthusiast.

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