Facebook has just made a photo transfer tool globally available that lets account holders easily download all their pictures and videos from the social network to Google Photos.

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Previously, the majority of Facebook users wanting to download their media from the site had to do it manually. From today, however, users with a Google ‌Photos‌ account can automate the job, and Facebook says more cloud services will be supported soon.

Even if you've had enough of Facebook, the built-in tansfer tool is handy if you want to save your media before permanently closing your account. The following steps explain how it works.

  1. Log into your Facebook account in a web browser, then click the down arrow in the top-right corner of Facebook's menu bar.
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  2. Select Settings.
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  3. Select Your Facebook information.
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  4. Select Transfer a copy of your photos or videos.
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  5. Enter your Facebook password if prompted, then click Choose destination and choose Google Photos from the dropdown.
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  6. Use the radio buttons to opt to transfer a copy of either your photos or videos you've uploaded to Facebook, then click Next
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  7. Sign into Google ‌Photos‌ and grant Facebook permission to add media to your Google ‌Photos‌ library, then click the Confirm Transfer button on the next screen.
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After the transfer is finished, you'll receive an email from Facebook notifying you that the process is complete.

Top Rated Comments

martyjmclean Avatar
52 months ago
Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
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Zarniwoop Avatar
52 months ago
From an advertisement platform to another... It could be a good idea to change your pimp every now and then... or change the career.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RammyXX Avatar
52 months ago
Easy fix for the headline to make this article somewhat relevant for MacRumors...

How to Transfer All Your Photos and Videos From Facebook to Google Photos in Safari
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
beanbaguk Avatar
52 months ago
Only last week I abandoned Google and switched entirely to iCloud. I actually love the product, but Google chooses to screw over legacy Google Apps accounts. I was paying 10eur for 1TB, yet Google One accounts were offered 2TB for 10eur.

When I contacted Google, they told me to pay an extortionate amount for a Google Suite upgrade losing all my benefits to get 2TB storage.

On that note, I downgraded to 100GB (20eur for the year), and switched to iCloud. 7eur for 2TB.

Job done. Google sucks.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Helmlein Avatar
52 months ago
Why would I tell Facebook what my Google account is?

H.
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bivalvegruff Avatar
52 months ago
How to transfer your photos out of the ashes and into the fire.
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