Facebook has been working on expanding the reach of its photo transfer tool to more regions and now, and it’s now rolling out to users in United States and Canada. The tool lets users move their Facebook photos and videos directly to other providers. As of now, it allows shifting to Google Photos. The feature was first introduced in December last year as part of this Data Transfer Project and Facebook was expanding its reach to other regions ever since.
The development was shared as an update to the original blog about the photograph transfer tool. It states that the provider is expanding the access to the photo transfer tool to the United States and Canada.
To access the tool, users need to start the Facebook Settings page, click on Your Own Facebook Information, and then choose Transfer a Copy of Your Photos and Videos. You’ll be prompted to enter your Facebook password after which you will need to Choose Destination in the drop down. The only option as of today is Google Photos. Pick what you would like to transfer (photos or videos) and click Next.
The application has been available in India for a few months now, and users may move their photos and videos to Google Photos by following the aforementioned measures.
To remember, Facebook launched this instrument in December this past year. In Februaryit made the tool available for countries in Latin America and Asia Pacific. Next month, it was made available to countries in the European Union, United Kingdom, more countries in Latin America, South East Asia and Africa. Now, it’s reached Canada and the United States.
The Data Transfer Project has been started in 2018 allowing users to readily move their information throughout the web between internet service providers any time they want. The web site says,”It is a cooperation of organizations committed to building a common frame with open source code that can connect any two online support providers, enabling a seamless, direct, user-friendly portability of data between the two platforms.”