Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."
In 2019, Facebook started testing a tool that lets you transfer your images from the social network to Google Photos easily.
Earlier this year, the company rolled it out in selected countries including the US, Canda, the UK, and some regions of the Asia Pacific and Africa.
[Read: Signal can now automatically blur faces in photos — and you can use the images in any app]
Now, the company is making the tool available to everyone around the globe. You can use it on desktop and mobile both. Follow our guide to transfer your Facebook photos to Google Photos.
The DTP is an open source initiative showing that industry-led solutions can help make better data portability a reality: https://t.co/DpOzLm4I9T
We’re encouraged by the collaboration between our partners and look forward to working with even more experts and companies. pic.twitter.com/Z74HtpAIxY
— Alexandru Voica (@alexvoica) June 4, 2020
Facebook’s new photo transfer tool is part of a program involving Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Twitter, established in 2018.
The idea is to let users easily transfer their data from one service to another. Last year, Apple joined the project to let users move to data to and from iCloud. Hopefully, we’ll see more tools like these sooner rather than later.
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