So you have finally decided to delete your Facebook account, but you’re stuck because you have a lot of old photos uploaded to Facebook that you can’t afford to lose? Well, fortunately, there’s a very easy way to transfer your photos from Facebook to Google Photos in just a few clicks. Here’s how.
Transfer Photos and Videos from Facebook to Google Photos
The best way to ensure your photos aren’t lost after you delete your Facebook account is to transfer them to Google Photos. After all, chances are your new photos are on Google Photos anyway. The cool thing is, Facebook has a built-in tool to do this.
- Go to ‘Settings‘ and click on ‘Your Facebook Information‘.
- Click on ‘Transfer a copy of your photos or videos‘.
- Click on ‘Choose destination‘ and select ‘Google Photos’ from the dropdown.
- Select whether you want to transfer your photos or videos to Google Photos. Unfortunately, you can’t select both at the same time. Click ‘Next’. You will have to log in with your Google account to authenticate the transfer.
That’s it, your photos (or videos) will be transferred to Google Photos.
If you don’t want to use the built-in tool for some reason, you can also do this process manually, but it might take a long time depending on the number of photos and videos you have on your Facebook account.
Basically, in this process, you will download a copy of all your Facebook information to your computer. From this copy, you can simply upload the photos and videos you want to Google Photos and that’s it.
The good thing about this process is that you can upload both photos and videos at the same time, and you can choose which photos and videos you want to backup to Google Photos. However, this process will likely take hours of manual labour. The choice is yours, make the right one.
Easily Move Your Photos from Facebook to Google Photos
So, now that you know about the built-in Facebook tool that allows you to move your photos and videos to Google Photos, go ahead and back up your childhood memories to Google Photos. Also, it kinda sucks that Facebook has hidden this tool away, because honestly, this tool should be available easily to Facebook users, right? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.