New Facebook Device ‘Syncs’ Photos to Google Photos

In this era, more and more technologies are getting integrated into our day-to-day lives. Social media apps are no more a novice on this list.

In this, cross-platform compatibility is the problem that is still being solved; allowing users to use multiple services effortlessly.

Now, Facebook has released a new device that can sync your photos to your Google Photos.

Facebook claims it has joined hands with many tech giants to help people easily transfer data between online services, using the Data Transfer Project tool. The project was initiated last year and since then it has invited many giants like Apple, which is known for having a closed garden policy.

The major objective of this project was to share data with one service, you should be able to move it to another.

Facebook has already published in the early quarters of last year a white paper where it has addressed multiple privacy issues that might unearth while building such tools.

In this project, Facebook’s online photo transfer tool sends a copy of all the photos to Google Photos. It also works well for videos. This tool is based on the code that is co-developed by the companies that are a part of this project. All the data is encrypted before being sent, and Facebook seeks the account password before initiating the transfer.

It is worth it?

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Usually, people capture photos and videos using their phones, and the data automatically gets synced to Google Photos, unless they instruct it otherwise. From Google Photos, they share their content to social media services, including Instagram and Facebook.

Under these circumstances, while the tool does sound promising, its actual usefulness is still to be witnessed. Prima-face, it’s helpful for the users who directly upload images on Facebook.

The tool is expected to be rolled out globally during the first half of 2020. To use this Facebook tool go to Settings > Your Facebook Information.

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