Social media giant Facebook is rolling out a tool that will allow its users to download and move pohots and videos to other services.
Facebook made the announcement in a blogpost on Monday, noting that the tool is being made available first in Ireland then made available elsewhere.
“At Facebook, we believe that if you share data with one service, you 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,” Facebook announced.
“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.”
The tool comes after Facebook became involved in the open-source Data Transfer Project.
“People can access this new tool in Facebook settings within Your Facebook Information, the same place where you can download your information,” Facebook adds.
“We’ve kept privacy and security as top priorities, so all data transferred will be encrypted and people will be asked to enter their password before a transfer is initiated.”