Last year in December, Facebook launched a new data-porting tool in Ireland. This tool enabled users of the social media platform transfer their photos and videos to their Google account. Now, the social media giant has made the tool available for its users in the UK and the rest of the European Union, along with some countries of Latin America and Africa. The new tool is simply labelled “transfer a copy of your photos and videos” in Facebook’s settings.
How to transfer your Facebook photos to Google
Like all automated tools, a user doesn’t need to do a lot for transferring their files from Facebook. The social media website already offers an option for users to download all their data from the platform in a zipped format. This new tool is available alongside it and it transfers Facebook users’ images and videos directly to another photo storage service like Google Photos, in an encrypted manner. The new tool can be accessed in Facebook’s settings, which is available under the downward facing arrow on the top-right of your homepage.