A tool has been launched by Facebook which will enable users to transfer their uploaded videos and photos to google photos.
Initially, the service will be introduced in Ireland and by 2020, to the rest of the world.
The step came as part of a larger objective of providing data portability across platforms. The Google Photos tool of Facebook falls under the Data Transfer Project. The data transfer project aims to enable services to perform direct transfers for data portability across platforms while simultaneously making the process simpler for the users. Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, and Google are part of the collaboration.
The move was welcomed by Open Rights Group. Jim Killock, ORG director said, " It's important that Facebook and other companies allow you to move data about, it's critical that this kind of portability is not just for a handful of global giants if it is going to encourage competition.”
He also raised the concern of privacy issues associated with data portability. Facebook catered it by the inclusion of extra authentication steps that enable only an account owner to transfer a file.
In future Facebook plans to introduce other such similar services as well.
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