There’s a good chance you’ve posted a lot of photos and videos on Facebook over the years. If you want to export those files from the social network and import them to another program, a built-in Facebook tool helps you easily transfer your photos and videos to any of four external services: Google Photos, Dropbox, Koofr, and Backblaze B2.
By housing your files in one of these other services, you can view them on any device and download them directly.
By housing your files in one of these other services, you can view them on any device and download them directly to your computer or mobile phone. Let’s look at each option.
To use Google Photos, you’ll need a Google Account. Most Android devices already come with Google Photos built in, but you can grab the app from Google Play if needed. iPhone users can download it from Apple’s App Store. Whether you’re in the app or on the web, Google Photos allows you to view images by photos and album, or by ones suggested for you. Open Google Photos to see what photos and videos are already stored there.
Transferring your photos and videos works the same from the Facebook website and app, though the initial steps to access the feature differ. On the web, click the down arrow in the upper right and select Settings. From the app, click the hamburger icon in the upper or lower right and select Settings & Privacy > Settings.
At the Settings screen, go to Your Facebook Information > Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos. Enter your Facebook password at the next screen and click Continue.
At the screen to Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos, click the drop-down button under Choose Destination and select Google Photos.
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