Facebook does not (yet) offer a real photo backup service. To remedy this lack, the American social network indicates that it has added online storage services such as Dropbox to its data portability tool.
Recover a copy of your Facebook photos
The new European data protection regulation (GDPR) requires platforms to set up a data portability system. Facebook, like most web giants, has complied with this rule and now has a photo and video transfer tool.
Thanks to it, users can retrieve their data, store them or transfer them to another platform. This utility is also particularly suitable for retrieving images and videos posted on a Facebook account and then sending it to Google Photos.
This should delight all those who are afraid of losing the photos and videos accumulated over the years on their Facebook account. Obviously the social network has its own internal backup system. Likewise, the American firm does not risk bankruptcy. Your content is therefore unlikely to disappear. But as you know in life you can never be too careful.
Thanks to this system of data portability, you will be able to save your photos more easily. But be careful, don’t forget that the free Google Photos offer limits file size and resolution. To store the photos in their original resolution, you will need to purchase a paid subscription.
Upload your Facebook photos to Dropbox
Facebook has just added two new online storage services. In addition to Google Photos, the photo transfer tool now includes Dropbox and Koofr. Created in 2007, Dropbox is one of the best cloud services.
So why not use it to save your photos. Dropbox gives you 2 GB of free storage space. Beyond that, additional GB will have to be purchased.
- Open the Facebook mobile app
- Click on the Facebook logo at the bottom of the screen
- Select the settings and privacy option
- Press the settings button
- Select the option your Facebook information
- Click on transfer a copy of your photos or videos
- Enter the identifiers of your Facebook account
- Click on the arrow choose the destination
- Select your Dropbox account
- Then choose the type of data to transfer (photos or videos)
- Please note that you can only save one type of file at a time
- Then enter the credentials of your Dropbox account
- Allow Facebook Data Transfer to access your online storage service
- Confirm photo transfer
Once the process is completed, the photos and videos will automatically be stored in a new folder titled Facebook Data Transfer to Dropbox. Note that this operation will not delete your media files from your Facebook profile.