Facebook users in the US and Canada can now transfer their photos and videos to Google Photos thanks to a new data portability tool. The feature is part of the Data Transfer Project, an agreement between Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to simplify data transfers. It’s meant to make it easier to move information between services, so that users aren’t locked in to one platform.
Facebook introduced the tool late last year, and it is already available in several other countries. It is rolling out to users in the US and Canada today. To transfer your photos, click “Your Facebook Information” in settings. You’ll see an option to transfer your photos and videos. There’s a drop-down menu to select where you want to send those files, but for now, the only option is Google Photos.