Facebook now lets you save all your pictures and videos directly to Google Photos

Facebook now lets you save all your pictures and videos directly to Google Photos

Facebook already offers a function worldwide that allows you to transfer all the profile photos and videos to a Google Photos account. This modality was announced last December and enabled the Google storage service to perform a backup in just a few steps and with a direct link. “We roll out the photo transfer feature to Google Photos globally,” said Alexandru Voica, the communications manager for Facebook. In this way, Facebook is trying to encourage information portability, so that users can choose where to take their data. In this situation, the social network also helps an external organization such as Google to make images and videos accessible on a cloud site.

This initiative, known as “Your Facebook Information” , is available to users around the world from the configuration section of the social network and on the site www.facebook.com/dtp/ . The backup can be done with a direct download to the computer or with a connection to a storage service, which in this first instance is Google Photos, although it is expected that the transfer can be made to the platforms of other companies, such as OneDrive from Microsoft or similar.

Once the transfer to Google Photos has been chosen, the user must enter the Google account and password . After this step, Facebook will send a notification on the social network and by email after completing the file transfer process.