Facebook has released a new tool that will allow its users to transfer photos directly to Google Photos. The tool which has initially been released for users in Ireland will be available worldwide in the first half of 2020.
According to Facebook’s director of privacy and public policy, Steve Satterfield, he stated that Facebook came up with this tool being a part of an open-source Data transfer project
on which companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter have also teamed up.
“For almost a decade, we’ve enabled people to download their information from Facebook. The photo transfer tool we’re starting to roll out today is based on code developed through our participation in the open-source Data Transfer Project.”
This tool will be useful for Google Photos, for users that don’t automatically backup pictures from their phones. However, if you’re a Facebook and Google Photos user who does backup photos, then it’s likely that most photos posted to the social network are already backed up on Google’s service.