If you want to quit Facebook, then it is a better idea to keep copies of your photos and videos that you uploaded to Facebook to recollect the good memories of your life later.
The simplest way to transfer your photos and videos from Facebook to Google Photos which is Google’s cloud-based photo storage and sharing service is downloading them to a local file using the Download Your Information option on Facebook and then uploading them to Google Photos. But this is a somewhat tedious process.
Fortunately, as part of the Data Transfer Project (DTP), Facebook has introduced a new cross-platform data migration tool that is now available for worldwide Facebook users to accomplish your goal.
Last year, Facebook signed the DTP with Google, Twitter, and Microsoft to make the process of data transferring between their platforms simpler than before, following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union (EU).
But before jumping into the steps of transferring data using the above mentioned Facebook’s tool, keep in mind that you can not transfer the photos and videos that others have posted on your timeline or you have been tagged in. You can transfer only the photos and videos that you have uploaded to Facebook.
How to use Facebook’s newly implemented tool to transfer photos and videos from Facebook to Google Photos?
On your desktop
Step 1. Log into your Facebook account.
Step 2. Go to Settings by clicking on the upside-down triangle icon in the top-right corner of the web page.
Step 3. Click on Settings & privacy from the menu.
Step 4. Click on Settings under Settings & privacy.
Step 5. Click on Your Facebook information from the left-side navigation bar.
Step 6. Click on Transfer a copy of your photos or videos.
Step 7. Enter your Facebook password and click on the Continue button.
Step 8. Select Google Photos as the destination from the Choose destination select box.
Step 9. Select the media file type that you want to transfer and click on the Next button.
Note: You can not transfer photos and videos at the same time. If you transfer photos at first, then you have to repeat the same steps to transfer videos.
Step 10. Sign in to your Google account.
Step 11. Click on Allow link from the Grant Facebook permission popup box.
Step 12. Click on the Allow button to confirm your choice.
Step 13. Click on the Confirm Transfer button. Now the transfer process will start. Once the transfer is done, you will get a notification. That’s it.
On your mobile device
- Launch the Facebook app and log into your Facebook account.
- Go to Settings by tapping on the hamburger menu icon in the top-right corner of the Facebook app.
- Scroll down and tap on Settings & Privacy.
- Tap on Settings under Settings & Privacy.
- Scroll down and tap on Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos under Your Facebook information section.
From here onwards the process is similar to the previous one. So follow the steps from 7 to 13 mentioned under On your desktop section.
Facebook’s new handy little tool allows you to quickly transfer your photos and videos from Facebook to Google Photos with just a few clicks. This is an excellent way to store your media files from different platforms and organize them properly in one place. Try it today and let us know your experience.