Social media giant Facebook is always working on how to make its platform more accessible and more user-friendly. To retain its popularity the company is testing a new tool in which the users will be able to transfer their images to other platforms. The user will now be able to move their pictures directly to Google Photos.
Facebook has launched a new tool called the photo transfer tool that will allow its users to transfer their Facebook photos as well as videos directly to other services, starting with Google Photos.
“We’ve learned from our conversations with policymakers, regulators, academics, advocates and others that real-world use cases and tools will help drive policy discussions forward. That’s why we’re developing new products that take into account the feedback we’ve received and will help drive data portability policies forward by giving people and experts a tool to assess,” Facebook said in its blog post.
Earlier the tech giant only allowed its users to download their information or chats from Facebook. But now the photo transfer tool will be based on code developed through the platform’s participation in the open-source Data Transfer Project and will first be available to users in Ireland. Based on the feedback the company will then will roll out the photo transfer tool globally in the first half of 2020.
“We are currently testing this tool, so we will continue refining it based on feedback from people using it as well as from our conversations with stakeholders,” Facebook said.
Facebook users will be able to access the photo transfer tool in Facebook settings. This can be found within the Facebook Information option where you also get an option to download your information. The social media giant has also taken care of its user’s privacy and security so all the data transferred will be encrypted and the users will be asked to enter their password even before the transfer begins.
Facebook has also asked other companies to join their Data Transfer Project in order to make more options available for people.
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