Back in December last year, Facebook launched a new tool to help users transfer their photos and videos from the platform over to Google Photos. The photo transfer tool, which was launched as part of Facebook’s Data Transfer Project, was initially rolled out in Ireland and later made available in countries in Latin America, the Asia Pacific, the EU, UK, South East Asia, and Africa. Then, earlier this year in April, Facebook rolled out the tool in the US and Canada. And now, according to a recent blog post from the company, the tool has finally been made available worldwide.
The tool is quite easy to use and it seamlessly transfers all of your photos and videos on Facebook to Google Photos. To use the tool, open up Facebook’s desktop or mobile site and head to the main settings. On the desktop site, click the “Your Facebook Information” tab and then select “Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos.” Enter your password in the next step, the choose Google Photos from the dropdown menu. Enter your Google password, grant permission, and you’re done. On the mobile site, you’ll have to scroll down on the main settings to access the “Your Facebook Information” section. The rest of the steps remain the same.
It’s worth noting that the transfer process isn’t quick and will take quite a bit of time if you have a whole lot of photos and videos shared on Facebook. The Activity section will show the transfer as “Pending” until it begins, then it will say “In Progress” while the photos/videos are being transferred. Once the process is complete, you’ll receive an email from Facebook notifying you of the same. The transferred photos and videos will appear in Google Photos under albums named “Copy of [Facebook album name].”
Source: Facebook Newsroom