Facebook provides an update on the data portability innovation yesterday June 4, 2020, at 9:00 AM PT that the photo transfer tool is now available globally for everyone on Facebook. After previous information that is only available and accessible in the United States and Canada.


This becoming a great achievement from the Data transfer project that was established in 2018 which aims to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform so that all individuals across the web could easily move their data between online service providers whenever they want. Facebook as a member of the project update shows that transferring content from Facebook to other platforms is possible and the public should expect more options that will be available when all the technology-driven firms follow. 

According to Facebook, the company believes that if you share data with one service, you should be able to move it to another. That’s the principle of data portability, which gives people control and choice while also encouraging innovation. Below are the steps by steps of how you can migrate your photo from Facebook to Google Photos.

  1. Going to “Your Facebook Information” in your Facebook Setting.
  2. Selecting ‘Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos’
  3. Enter your Facebook password
  4. Choosing a destination- Presently Google Photos, while more options will be available over time
  5. Select ‘Confirm Transfer’ 

Get a confirmation email while the transfer is completed

This data portability innovation comes a day after Google play provides a new warning for photo deletion on google photos reported on Forbes. When you ‘delete’ a photo or video on Google Photos it is held in the trash for 60 days before being permanently expunged from the system. This provides you with a safety period within which you’re able to change your mind and restore it to your collection. However, the new warning shows how many days left until the photo is permanently removed on the picture by picture basis. The reliability and this safe time opportunity can be part of the improvement indicated by the data transfer project.

What do you think about this innovative idea is it a good move or do you think it is against security or is it going to affect the business of Facebook or the relationship between the organizations?