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How to export Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos

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Facebook is finally taking its data transfer tool global. Launched in Europe last year, Facebook is rolling out the feature in other regions as well. “The photo transfer tool is now available globally to everyone on Facebook,” said the company in a post. Part of its Data Transfer Project, the tool allows users to migrate their photos and videos on Facebook to Google Photos. A Facebook spokesperson had earlier said that the company will allow transfer to other platforms that join the project as well in sometime.

The tool also makes it easier for people looking to delete their Facebook account permanently or just want to remove a few photos or videos from their profile without going through the hassle of saving each photo and video manually.
Click here to know how to use this feature.

Coming back to Facebook data transfer tool, the feature is currently available on the web version of Facebook, here is how you can use this feature to transfer all your photos and videos to Google Photos.

Steps to transfer photos and videos to Google Photos


Open Facebook on any browser and login


Now, click on ‘down’ arrow from top right corner and head to Settings


Click on ‘Your Facebook Information’ option


Look for ‘Transfer a copy of your photos or video’ and click on ‘View’ button


Click on ‘Choose destination’ drop-down menu and select Google Photos (that’s the only option available right now)


Now, choose Photos, if you want to transfer photos, else choose Videos option


Authenticate your Google Account by entering the password and grant the permission to transfer photos from Facebook to Google Photos by clicking on Allow button in the popup window

You can also repeat the same process to transfer videos, just select Video in the Step 6.

After this all the photos and videos uploaded by you on Facebook will be transferred to Google Photos and you can now delete all your photos or simply delete the entire Facebook account if you want.


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