Facebook on Thursday reported its clients would now be able to move photos and videos directly to two additional services – Dropbox and Koofr – using its new information portability tool. While the document facilitating service Dropbox provides one organised place content and all the coordinated effort around it, Koofr, which depends on the root for “bag” in some European languages, gives protected and private online storage for every one of your records in one place.Facebook to Stop Australian Publishers From Sharing News on Its Platform.
“Our photo and video move tool depends on code developed through the open source Data Transfer Project,” Steve Satterfield, Director of Privacy and Public Policy said in a blog post. “From there, you would now be able to choose Dropbox or Koofr, in addition Google Photos, and we plan to expand this list soon,” he said.
You can get to this tool in Facebook settings inside Your Facebook Information. Earlier this year, Facebook revealed a photo and video move tool with Google Photos. A year ago, Facebook published a white paper that explores the security questions as it builds a new generation of data portability tools. Facebook said it will continue to develop products that take into account the feedback it has received, similar to “a portability tool that permits people to move their Facebook photo and videos to other services”.
The company a month ago submitted official comments to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in front of its September 22 open workshop “to examine the likely advantages and difficulties to consumers and competition raised by information portability”. After months of negotiations, Facebook agreed with the FTC in July a year ago that gives a complete new system to securing people’s protection and the data.
How to transfer your Facebook Photos and Videos
The data portability tool can be accessed by clicking on Your Facebook Information from settings. Select Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos – you’ll then be asked to enter your Facebook password before beginning the move, so as to confirm your personality. Pick between Dropbox, Google Photos, or Koofr, from the list of available destinations. Click on Confirm Transfer. You will get a warning through email and on Facebook once the moved is finished.