If you feel like you don’t want to spend much time on Facebook anymore but don’t want to lose up to 15 years’ worth of shared photos, good news: the company is rolling out a tool that will let you export your image library directly to Google Photos.
Facebook announced the new tool in a corporate blog post today. The initiative springs from the Data Transfer Project, a collaboration among Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter to make some data transferable among those platforms.
The pilot begins this week in Ireland (where Facebook has been under investigation for alleged violations of EU data privacy law). The tool is then expected to roll out to users in the rest of the world sometime in the first half of 2020. Users who have the option available to them will see the tool in Facebook’s settings under Your Facebook Information.
Source: Ars Technica – You can migrate your photos from Facebook to Google next year