How to transfer Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos

Facebook data transfer tool.Facebook
  • Facebook has announced that its data transfer tool is now available in India.
  • The data transfer tool allows users to transfer their Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos.
  • Facebook is expected to add more platforms that join its Data Transfer Project.
Facebook has announced that its data transfer tool that allows users to transfer their photos and videos on the platform is now available in India. The data transfer tool was first announced in Ireland in December 2019 as part of the company’s Data Transfer Project.

The Facebook data transfer tool allows users to transfer their photos and videos from the platform to Google Photos. A Facebook spokesperson had earlier said that users will be able to soon transfer their photos and videos to other platforms that join its Data Transfer Project.

How to transfer Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos

Facebook data transfer toolRounak Jain/Business Insider India

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  • Open Facebook on your computer or the app.
  • Click on ‘Settings’ and go to ‘Your Facebook information’.
  • Now, click on ‘Transfer a copy of your photos or videos’.
  • Then, click on ‘Choose destination’ and click on ‘Google Photos’.
  • You can transfer either photos or videos at once. If you wish to transfer both photos and videos, you will have to do it twice.
  • Select ‘Photos’ or ‘Videos’ and click on ‘Next’.
  • Now, sign into your Google account.
  • Facebook will ask permission to ‘Add to your Google Photos library’.
  • Click on ‘Allow’ to proceed.
  • Now, click on ‘Confirm transfer’.
Your Facebook photos will be transferred to Google Photos and you can access it either from the Photos app or the website. The transfer will take some time depending on the photos that you have.

The transfer will be shown in the ‘Activity’ section as ‘Pending’ until it begins and then it will say ‘in progress’ while the photos are being transferred. Once the process is complete, you will receive an email from Facebook notifying you of the same.

The photos that you have transferred from Facebook to Google Photos will show up as ‘Copy of album name’.

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