Facebook lets you safeguard all the photos and videos you have on its social network in the Google cloud. Having a copy of those photos in another space in the cloud protects our photos from errors or failures that make us lose them forever.
Google and Facebook agreed to facilitate access between their services which connect Facebook to google photos. Google has an application to save all the photos and videos of the mobile in the cloud, and Facebook has several social networks where the importance of the image is total. It makes sense that they collaborate.
Facebook has long had a tool that allows you to connect Facebook to google photos by transferring your photos and videos to your Facebook wall in Google Photos. Little by little, this function has been deployed in different countries until today, which is already available worldwide, according to Facebook in a blog.
The use of the tool is simple; after all, it is about giving the user more control to move their photos from one side to the other. It is a way to protect your photos on both sites and make sure that if you lose your Facebook account or decide to delete it, those photos can keep quickly.
The process, as we say, is simple, but it is essential to know where we can activate it. Below you have each step explained, for you to follow:
- Enter Facebook, from your mobile, or your computer.
- Go to the “Settings” section, which is usually in the upper right corner.
- Once inside, you will see the title “Your Facebook information.”
- There you must click on “Transfer a copy of your photos or videos.”
- Facebook will ask you to re-enter your Facebook password.
- It would be best if you searched for the Google Photos option among all the others that appear in the drop-down menu.
- You also have to enter your Google password to finish the process.
- You will receive a message or an email informing you that the transfer was successful.
Keep in mind that you are passing all your photos and videos from one cloud storage to another; if you have many, it will take a while to complete the transfer. Once complete, all those photos will appear in a new album in Google Photos as “Copy of (Facebook album name).”
The development of this tool is part of the Data Transfer Project, an open-source initiative. In which other large technology companies participate, including Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Twitter. According to Facebook, this is only the beginning. Soon they will allow sending the photos and videos of the social network also to other services.