How to transfer your Facebook photos and videos to another service

Is Your Facebook Account a Photographic Trip Down Memory Lane? Did you often end up late at night by uploading hundreds of photos to social networks?

Perhaps you’ll want to delete these suspicious Snaps from your Facebook account, while protecting them in a more private place. Lucky for you, a built-in Facebook tool helps you easily transfer photos and videos to five external services: Google Photos, Dropbox, Koofer, Photobucket, and Backblaze B2.

By placing your files in one of these services, you can view them on any device and download them to your computer or mobile phone. And if you ever delete your Facebook account, those photos and videos are still available on your service of choice. Let’s look at your options.


transfer to google photos

google photos

To use Google Photos (iOS and Android), you’ll need a Google Account. Most Android devices should already have the app downloaded. Whether you’re in the app or on the web, Google Photos allows you to view images by photos and albums or suggested for you. Open Google Photos to see what photos and videos are already stored there.

Facebook Settings

Transferring your photos and videos from the Facebook website and app works similarly, though the initial steps for accessing the feature differ. On the web, click the down arrow in the top right and select Settings and Privacy and then Adjustment, Click on the hamburger icon from the app and go Settings & Privacy > Settings,

facebook data

On the Settings screen, go to your facebook info ,your information in the mobile app) and select Transfer a copy of your information, On the next screen enter your Facebook password and click continue,

photo transfer

Under General Destinations, select google photos as the destination. Open choose what to transfer and choose which media should be included in the transfer. You can select only photos, only videos, only specific date ranges, or only specific albums or videos. After making your selection, click next,

select media

Click connect To select the Google Account you want to use, then sign in when prompted. The first time you do this, you’ll need to give Facebook access to your Google Photos library. Click continue, You are then taken back to Facebook and asked to confirm the transfer.

confirm transfer

Click confirm transfer to start the transfer. You may be asked to retype your Facebook password. The transfer of your photos or videos begins. At the same time, you will receive an email confirming the transfer. If you want to stop the transfer for any reason, click pause Button. Otherwise, just hang tight and keep going.

transfer notification

After the process is over, a notification will appear in Facebook and you will receive an email confirming the transfer. Open your Google Photos page and go to the Albums section. You should now see several new albums for imported Facebook photos, including timeline photos, mobile uploads, and profile pictures.

google photos

Open a specific album to view its photos and videos. After transferring these initial files, you can repeat the process to transfer another set of files. So if you have transferred your photos, you can transfer your videos, or vice versa.


transfer to dropbox

dropbox

If you want to use Dropbox to transfer, sign in to your account to view any existing photos and videos already stored there. Open Settings & Privacy > Settings choose more in facebook your facebook info ,your information in the mobile app) and select Transfer a copy of your information,

dropbox selection

to select dropbox Reopen from the list of options choose what to transfer To choose which media should be included in the transfer. You can select only photos, only videos, only specific date ranges, or only specific albums or videos.

start transfer

Sign in to your Dropbox account when prompted and select to allow To give Facebook the necessary permissions for Dropbox. Click start transfer,

dropbox photos

Go back to Dropbox, open a folder called Appsand then choose a subfolder called facebook data transfer, It will have two additional subfolders, one called Photo Transfer and the other called Video Transfer. Browse each of those folders for your transferred photos and videos.


Transfer to Kufre

coufre

Although not as well known as services like Google Photos and Dropbox, Koofr is a file storage service based in Europe but available worldwide. You get 2GB of storage for free, with the ability to get more by referring friends to the service and upgrading to one of the many paid tiers. As a bonus for users, Koofr allows you to store up to 15GB of Facebook photos and videos beyond your account quota.

coffer transfer

After you have set up an account on the Koofr website, go back to Facebook and open Settings & Privacy > Settings, go for your facebook info ,your information in the mobile app) and select Transfer a copy of your information, Choose coufre as destination, then open choose what to transfer To choose which media should be included in the transfer.

coufre

When prompted, sign in to your Koofr account and give the necessary permissions. press confirm transfer button and wait for the transfer to complete. Go to Koofr and open a folder named data transfer, Check the photos or videos transferred to that folder and its subfolders.


Transfer to Photobucket

photobucket

Photobucket is a photo storage site that requires a paid subscription. After a free 21-day trial subscription, your choice of 25GB plan at $6 per month or $65 per year, 250GB plan at $8 per month or $87 per year, and Unlimited at $13 per month or $141 per year plan is included.

transfer option

After setting up the account, go back to Facebook and open Settings & Privacy > Settings, go for your facebook info ,your information in the mobile app) and select Transfer a copy of your information, Click nextClick on the button again choose destination And choose Photobucket from the list.

photobucket transfer

You can then choose which media will be transferred. You can select only photos, only videos, only specific date ranges, or only specific albums or videos. Sign in to your Photobucket account when prompted and give the necessary permissions. press confirm transfer button and wait for the transfer to complete.

photobucket photo

Once the transfer is done, sign in to Photobucket. Depending on what you choose to move, you’ll see a folder for Facebook photos and a folder for Facebook videos. View folders to view transferred files.


Transfer to Backblaze B2

backblaze

Backblaze B2 is an enterprise-grade file storage and backup service designed for businesses, but also available for consumers. The first 10GB of storage is free. If you need more, you pay initially and on a monthly basis, depending on the amount of data you upload.

Backblaze B2

After creating an account, you’ll need to set up a bucket to serve as a container for your online files. Go back to Facebook and open Settings & Privacy > Settings, go for your facebook info ,your information in the mobile app) and select Transfer a copy of your information, Click nextthen press choose destination choose more Backblaze B2 from the list.

key id

You will then need to enter the Key ID and Application Key created from your Backblaze B2 account. you will find them on app key section on your Backblaze Account page. Click next And then confirm the transfer.

backblaze photos

After the transfer is finished, return to your Backblaze B2 Account page. Click search in filesSelect your bucket, and then look for the folder named facebook-data-transfer-[random sequence of numbers], To view the transferred files, open that folder in a subfolder called Photo Transfer or Video Transfer.


download your facebook data

download information

In addition to transferring your photos and videos to a new service, you can download your Facebook data directly. You can then store and upload it anywhere you want. To do this, open Settings & Privacy > Settings go more your facebook info ,your information in mobile app). Click download your information,

date range

Review the criteria at the top to choose a format (HTML is the default), choose Quality (High, Medium, or Low), and choose a specific date range. Leave all content types selected. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click request download Button.

request download

You will receive an email notifying you when the files are generated. To return to your Facebook information page, select the heading Available Filesand click download Button. Retype your Facebook password if requested, and then confirm the download.

download files

Save the generated zip file to your computer, then unzip the file. Open the extracted index.html file to view thumbnails of downloaded photos and videos. You can then drill through all the extracted folders to find and view specific files.

html file

You can view your saved photos and videos under Posts category. press your pictures or your videos To view your saved media and find the files you want to watch.

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