Facebook announced that it now supports direct transfer of photos and images stored on its platform to Dropbox and Koofr (a European cloud storage service) in a recent blog post. This will be done through the same Data portability tool the company introduced last year with Google photos.
“We’ve long believed that if you share data with one service, you should be able to move it safely and securely to another. That’s the principle of data portability, which gives people control and choice while also encouraging innovation.” What Facebook said.
This will give many users options to transfer their data to other cloud storage solutions like Dropbox and Koofr. We also hope support for other cloud storage solutions like iCloud and Onedrive will be released soon for users.
“We want to continue to build data portability features people can trust. To do that, the internet needs clearer rules about what kinds of data should be portable and who is responsible for protecting that data as it moves to different services. Policymakers have a vital role to play in this. We hope this tool can advance conversations with experts, developers and policymakers on the privacy questions we identified in our data portability white paper and recent submission to the Federal Trade Commission. We know we can’t do this alone, so we encourage other companies to join the Data Transfer Project to expand options for people and push data portability innovation forward.” Facebook said.
Facebook also to Restrict Forwarding of Messages in Messenger
Facebook is continuously trying to curb unwanted and fake messages to be circulated on the platform as it already restricted forwarding of messages in Worlds most favourite messaging application WhatsApp.
Facebook has confirmed to implement the restriction of forwarding messages on the Messenger platform and the company will allow users to forward a message to only 5 users at a time which is similar to WhatsApp. The company has also confirmed that the new implementation will be rolled out to the entire world on 26th September 2020.