Facebook to let users upload all photos to Google

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Facebook has launched a tool that will enable members to transfer photos and videos they have uploaded to the platform to Google Photos.

The service would initially roll out in Ireland and then, in 2020, across the world, Facebook said.

It also said it planned to include other services in future as part of its commitment to “data portability”.

The Open Rights Group campaign welcomed the move but said it needed to extend beyond the technology giants.

‘Rogue actors’

“It’s important that Facebook and other companies allow you to move data about,” said ORG director Jim Killock.