How To Move Your Photos From Facebook To Google

Author Chinavasion Marketing 24.6.2015. | 08:40

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Facebook may be a great way to keep on touch with friends, but some of us have also got sued to using it as a kind of storage tool for photos and memories.

However, with Google + getting more and more popular and offering a more efficient photo storage, you may have been thinking about transferring your media to Google.

Unfortunately, like any other move, moving your media from one network to another can be quite troublesome.

So how do you go about transferring your photos from Facebook to Google+?

The first thing you will need to do is get your photos out of Facebook. This is not Prison Break, but can still be quite a lengthy process.

One way to make it happen is to download your photos back one by one. While this may be quite a reasonable solution for those with just a few albums on the network, some of us (fans of uploading our entire vacations) may find it way too long and finger-numbing.

Another way (and we are happy to have it) is to download all the data from your account. For this, head over to Settings>General>Download a copy of your Facebook data. You will then be presented with a button to start the process.

It may take some time for Facebook to gather all your data and zip it up, but sooner or later you will get an email with a link to download a zipped file. Once the file makes it onto your PC and is unzipped, you will see folders called “Photos” and “Videos”, containing the appropriate files.

The worst thing, however, is not the process itself, but photo quality. When uploaded to Facebook, your images are heavily compressed. Even more than that, they are now devoid of EXIF data (date, time and location information) – which makes the further grouping of the photos quite difficult. For instance, when uploading them to Google+, all your photos will arrive as id they had been taken that very same day.

How to upload your photos to Google+?

Uploading your photos to Google+ is not that much different as with any other social network. The simplest way to do that is to use Google Photos Backup app. Once you have the app, it will automatically show all your media content. Uncheck the ones you don’t want to upload and press Add.

The only problem maybe the one we outlined earlier. Stripped of data, your photos will probably be grouped into one album and organizing them will have to be on you.

Once that is all behind you, you will have your photos stored safely on Google +.

Author Chinavasion Marketing 24.6.2015. | 08:40
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  1. peter June 28, 08:08

    More reasons NOT to store your images on FB and Google+ IMHO it’s best to store them on backup discs!

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