Facebook has launched Transfer Information Tool, a new data portability tool designed to enable users to transfer their status posts and notes to Google Docs, WordPress, and Blogger.
As explained by Facebook in a blog post: “People can now directly transfer their notes and posts to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress.com. These updates extend the reach of the tool that already enables people to transfer their photos and videos to Backblaze, Dropbox, Google Photos and Koofr. To better reflect the range of data types people can now transfer to our partners’ services, we’re renaming the tool “Transfer Your Information.”
The tool was introduced with keeping privacy and safety in mind where users will have to enter their passwords to begin the transfer between services. The data will be encrypted while it is in the transferring process to ensure that third parties’ data won’t be accessible.
To use the tool, users must first go to their Facebook settings and then click on “Your Facebook Information.” After clicking on “Transfer Your Information,” they will be presented with a series of activities to select the data transfer parameters, after which they need to enter their password to get started with the transfer process.
Steve Satterfield, Director of Privacy and Public Policy, remarked: “We’re changing the name of the tool to ‘Transfer Your Information’ to reflect better the variety of data types people can now transfer to our partners’ services.”
The social media giant is planning to continue expanding the data types and partners in the coming future. This photo and video transfer tool is primarily based on the code developed through the open-source data transfer project.