One can access this option from the Facebook settings within Your Facebook Information.
When we are all locked down and when social media has become yet another place where there is
only negativity, we have all wished to get away from Facebook, but then there is a stutter in our step
as we pause to think about the how we can back up all your photos and videos that have been
uploaded on the platform over the past several years. Well, now there is good news!
Last December, Facebook introduced a feature for limited users for transferring photos and videos
directly to Google Photos. Now, this feature has been extended to all the users all across the world.
This was revealed in the Facebook Newsroom post as a one-liner update to the original article.
“Update on June 4, 2020 at 9:00AM PT: The photo transfer tool is now available globally to everyone
on Facebook,” stated the post.
It should be mentioned here that this feature made its way to the United States and Canada in April
this year and in the European Union, the United Kingdom, Latin America, South East Asia and Africa
When this feature was introduced in December last year, Facebook had said: “For almost a decade,
we’ve enabled people to download their information from Facebook. The photo transfer tool we’re
starting to roll out today is based on code developed through our participation in the open-source
Data Transfer Project and will first be available to people in Ireland, with worldwide availability
planned for the first half of 2020.”
One can access this option from the Facebook settings within Your Facebook Information, which is
where one can also download all the relevant information. The company went on to add that all data
will be encrypted when the transfer process takes place and hence, the user needs to fill in your
account password to get the process started.