Facebook Extends Photo and Video Transfer Tool to Dropbox, Koofr

It rolled out globally in June, but only for Google Photos

Facebook began testing the tool in Ireland last December Facebook

Facebook extended its photo and video transfer tool to two more services last week: Dropbox and Koofr.

Dropbox gives people one place to organize their content and collaborate, while Koofr offers safe, private online storage for all files.

Facebook director of privacy and public policy Steve Satterfield wrote in a Newsroom post, “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.”

The social network began testing the tool in Ireland last December, solely with Google Photos, before expanding that test to countries in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region in February.
More European Union countries (including the U.K.) got the photo and video transfer tool in March, as did markets in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.

The tool was released in the U.S. and Canada at the end of April, and Facebook rolled it out globally in June, with Google Photos remaining the only option.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.