02 December 2019:

Facebook has launched a new Photo Transfer Tool. The new tool will allow Facebook users to transfer their Facebook photos and videos directly to other services, starting with Google Photos.

The new tool is currently in testing phase and will be available worldwide in first half of 2020.

People can access this new tool in Facebook settings within their Facebook Information, the same place where they can download your information.

The company said that all data transferred will be encrypted and people will be asked to enter their password before a transfer is initiated.

“We want to build practical portability solutions people can trust and use effectively. To foster that trust, people and online services need clear rules about what kinds of data should be portable and who is responsible for protecting that data as it moves to different services. We hope this product can help advance conversations on the privacy questions we identified in our white paper. We know we can’t do this alone, so we encourage other companies to join the Data Transfer Project to expand options for people and continue to push data portability innovation forward,” the company said in a statement.

(Source – Facebook)

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