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Facebook’s new tool makes it easy to transfer photos and videos to Google Photos

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Fb is rolling out a brand new software at present permitting customers within the US and Canada to switch their photographs and movies to Google Photographs.

The software will be accessed by heading to your Fb settings, then heading to the tab that reads “Your Fb Data.” There you’ll discover the choice to switch your photographs and movies. You’ll want to attach your Google account earlier than you may switch your recordsdata.

The picture switch software initially launched in early December final 12 months as a part of the Knowledge Switch Challenge, with Fb vowing to broaden the software to extra nations in early 2020. As of March, the software began turning into accessible across the globe, together with nations in Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Fb mentioned that “within the subsequent couple of months” remaining nations could have entry to this software. As soon as the software rolls out globally later this 12 months, Fb advised The Verge that “individuals may also be capable to switch photographs to Microsoft, Apple, Twitter, and different corporations that be part of the Knowledge Switch Program.”

The Knowledge Switch Challenge is a data-sharing initiative that launched in 2018 to assist individuals simply transfer their information between numerous on-line companies. The mission consists of a number of corporations collaborating to form the “way forward for portability,” together with tech giants Apple, Fb, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter. The initiative continues to be in its early phases, with a lot of the progress specializing in the again finish, although final June, Google teased user-facing tasks may roll out quickly.

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