Facebook Allow Transferring of Photos, Videos to Google Photos

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In this year 2019, Facebook has done many features, changes, testing, and acquisition that make it more attention seeker in this year.

If we see last month’s updates, Facebook changes to FACEBOOK, Facebook Pay, Whale App, and Facebook acquire Beat Saber.

Now facebook started a testing tool that lets the user transfer their images and videos easily to google photos.

Facebook faces pressure from regulators to loosen its grip on data. 

The social network’s new tool will allow people to transfer their photos and videos directly to competing platforms, starting with Google Photos. 

The company said it will first be available to people in Ireland and will be refined based on user feedback.

This tool will be rolled out worldwide in the first half of 2020.

Facebook’s control of personal data such as images as they look into whether the dominance of the tech giant is stifling competition and limiting choice for consumers have been examining by European and USA regulators. 

The company said in the blog post that all data transfers will be encrypted and users will be asked for a password before the transfer is initiated.

Facebook said that as it worked on a new set of data portability tools.

It had discussions with policymakers, regulators, and academics in the UK, Germany, Brazil, and Singapore to learn about which data should be transferable and how to protect privacy.

Steve Satterfield, director of privacy and public policy, said in a blog post that the company is developing products that take into account the feedback we’ve received and will help drive data portability policies forward by giving people and experts a tool to evaluate.

So, let’s see what kind of new features and updates Facebook will come up in the upcoming days.

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