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Tue Jun 23, 2020, 01:09 AM

Want to ditch Facebook but don't want to lose your videos and pictures? This may help...

Facebook’s tool for transferring media to Google Photos is now available for everyone
The tool was previously made available only in select countries

By Taylor Lyles on June 4, 2020 3:13 pm

Facebook’s Google Photos transfer tool, first announced for the US and Canada back in April, is now available globally, the company announced on Thursday.

The new data transfer tool allows you to create copies of all of the photos or videos on your Facebook account and transfer them to a linked Google Photos one. The tool was first made available in select parts of Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America last December and it’s been expanding to more countries since.

Here’s how to use the new data transfer tool on Facebook:

While logged into your Facebook account, click on the down arrow at the end of the upper menu bar and select “Settings.”
Select the tab that reads “Your Facebook Information.”
Click on “Transfer a copy of your Photos or Videos.”
Right now, users can only store photos on Google Photos. However, a Facebook spokesperson told The Verge in April that the “people will also be able to transfer photos to other companies that join the Data Transfer Program.”

More at the link.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/4/21280583/facebook-google-photos-transfer-tool-data-sharing-project-images-video

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 11:42 PM

1. I don't post pictures to Facebook, but I did post this article

In the hopes that some of my relatives will use this method to save their pictures on a different platform.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 05:32 PM

2. Long ago I signed on to Facebook to see a friend's photos. I never post, have nothing

stored there. But I want OFF -- nothing to do with it. What is the easiest way to accomplish this?

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 28, 2020, 07:44 PM

3. You can delete your account.

To permanently delete your account:

•Click at the top right of any Facebook page.
•Click Settings then click Your Facebook Information in the left column.
•Click Deactivation and Deletion.
•Choose Delete Account, then click Continue to Account Deletion.
•Enter your password, click Continue and then click Delete Account.

I hope this helps.
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