Monday, November 30, 2020
News

Facebook's data tool lets users transfer media to Google Photos

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Giving more power to its users, Facebook on Monday rolled out a feature that lets them transfer images directly to Google Photos. The tool is initially being released in Ireland and will be available globally in the first half of 2020.

The photo transfer tool the firm is starting to roll out is based on code developed through its participation in the open-source "Data Transfer Project".

"Today, we're releasing a tool that will enable Facebook users to transfer their Facebook photos and videos directly to other services, starting with Google Photos," Steve Satterfield, Director of Privacy and Public Policy, wrote in a post.

According to the social networking giant, if users share data with one service, they should be able to move it to another. That's the principle of data portability, which gives people control and choice while also encouraging innovation.

"We are currently testing this tool, so we will continue refining it based on feedback from people using it as well as from our conversations with stakeholders," Satterfield noted.

The "Data Transfer Project" reportedly also includes firms like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, among others.

Facebook has said it is starting with Google Photos initially but other services could be included in the future.

--IANS ksc/kr

( 220 Words)

2019-12-02-19:18:06 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE SCIENCE NEWS
Scottish-IISc researchers develop wastew...
Electronic skin has strong future ahead:...
Memories of past events retain remarkabl...
Researchers find genetic variations link...
Windows 10 to soon run mobile apps built...
Samsung Galaxy S21 to come with Bixby vo...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Rajasthan: Goyal launches Digvada-Bandik...
7 alleged Maoists surrender before polic...
Our goal is to establish Gandhi's Ram Ra...
Educational institutions to remain close...
Man held for shooting friend in Gurugram...
Odisha Assembly adjourned sine die month...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Malan's 55 takes England to series ... 
PM's visit to vaccine centres gets ... 
Grosjean suffers 'light burns' in h... 
Gomes penalty save helps Kerala Bla... 
BJP top brass meets to discuss farm... 
Apple growers in Himachal Pradesh h... 
Almost 100 Police Officers injured ... 
Delhi Half Marathon: Walelegn, Yehu...