Over the time Facebook (now part of Meta) has changed a lot. Social Media giant has provided enough control to users to manage their data on Facebook. For example, you can manage your privacy settings like never before, bulk delete your Facebook posts and manage third-party app access. Besides these, you can also transfer your photos and videos from Facebook to Google Photos or other services like Google Docs, Photobucket, Dropbox, Koofr etc.
Over the time, you might have uploaded a good amount of photos and videos on Facebook. While Facebook allows you to download your data using takeout option, you can also transfer it to other services mentioned above. So, you would have a backup of your photos and videos. And by transferring your data to Google Photos, you can easily restore it on your phone.
Transfer Photos and Videos from Facebook to Google Photos
You won’t need any third-party apps or services to transfer your photos and video from Facebook to Google Photos. You can do it right from your Facebook account. And the best part is that you can do it from Facebook web as well as from Facebook app.
So, in this tutorial we will show you how to transfer your Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos using Facebook app and Facebook web. Just follow these steps.
A) Copy Facebook Photos and Videos to Google Photos using Facebook App
We are starting with Facebook app method first. Just follow these steps.
Step 1: Open Facebook App and Go to Settings
First of all, launch Facebook app on your phone and tap on hamburger menu. After that, scroll down and tap on Settings & Privacy. Then tap on Settings below that.
Step 2: Select “Transfer a Copy of Your Information”
Now scroll down to Your Information section and tap on Transfer a Copy of Your Information. On the next screen, you will see the list of common destinations for transferring your photos and videos. So, tap on Next to continue to select your desired destination.
Step 3: Select Destination and your Photos & Videos to Transfer
Now, you will see the list of destinations to choose from. Since, we are transferring Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos, so we have selected Google Photos.
After that, choose which Facebook photos and videos you want to transfer to Google Photos. We have selected all photos and videos, you can make your own selection. Tap on Next when done.
Step 4: Connect your Google Photos Account
Now, you will have to connect your Google Photos account with Facebook to allow the transfer. So, tap on Connect button and sign-in to your Google Photos account and allow Facebook permissions to add data to your Google Photos.
Step 5: Start Transferring your Facebook Photos and Videos to Google Photos
Finally, tap on Confirm transfer button to initiate the transfer process. You might be prompted to enter your Facebook password, so enter your password and tap CONTINUE.
Your Facebook photos and videos will start copying to Google Photos. You can see the progress on Transfer your information page. Besides that, you can also stop the transfer of Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos by tapping on Stop button.
B) Transfer Facebook Photos and Videos to Google Photos using Facebook Web
Besides Facebook app, you can also transfer your photos and videos using Facebook website. Just login to your Facebook account in a web browser in your PC and follow these steps.
Step 1: Open Facebook and Go to Settings
First of all, go to facebook.com on a web browser in your PC and login into your Facebook account. After that, click on the down-arrow menu button at the top-right corner and click on Settings & Privacy. Now, click on Settings to open Facebook settings page.
Step 2: Select “Transfer a Copy of Your Information”
Now, select Your Facebook Information from left pane and then click on Transfer a Copy of Your Information from the right pane.
Now, click on Next to begin the process and move to next steps.
Step 3: Choose Destination for your Photos and Videos
After that, it’s time to choose the destination to transfer your Facebook photos and videos. So, click on Choose destination button.
Select Google Photos from the list of available destinations. You may also select any other destination if you wish.
Step 4: Select your Photos and Videos to Transfer
Now, it’s time to select which photos and videos you wish to transfer. So, select your desired photos and videos or you can select all photos and videos. Once, you are done, click Next.
Step 5: Connect your Google Photos Account
Now, it’s time to connect your Google Photos account and give Facebook required permissions. So, click Connect button to continue.
After that, login into your Google Photos account and allow Facebook to add photos and videos to Google Photos.
Step 6: Start Transfer of Photos and Videos to Google Photos
Finally, click Start transfer button to start the transfer of Facebook photos and videos to Google photos.
You will be prompted to enter your Facebook password. So, enter your Facebook password to continue.
After that, transfer process will start. It may take some time depending upon the photos and videos uploaded to your Facebook profile. After successful transfer of photos and videos from Facebook to Google Photos is completed, you will get a confirmation mail from Facebook.
Move Photos and Videos from Facebook to Google Photos Easily
In this tutorial, we have explained, how you can transfer your photos and videos from Facebook to Google Photos. We have explained the process for both mobile app and web browser. So, you can choose whichever you like. However, the process is quite simple and straightforward.
Anyways, it’s a good idea to take backup of your Facebook memories to other services in case anything happens to your Facebook account or in case you decide to delete your Facebook account. Well, hope you liked this tutorial. Feel free to share your ideas in the comment section.