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Facebook launching new tool to transfer images to Google Photos

Facebook is releasing a tool that allows users to transfer their photos directly to Google’s storage service in a bid to give people “control and choice”. The feature will be rolled out to Ireland first as it undergoes testing before being made available worldwide some time in the first half of 2020. Encryption will be used to transfer photos and videos from the platform to safeguard privacy and security, the social network said. The technology is based on code developed through its participation in the open-source Data Transfer Project, which big tech firms including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are also a part of.

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