Photos and videos you post to Facebook on Google Photos, Dropbox, and other services.
Is your Facebook account a photo-taking trip? Did you just spend the night after a while uploading hundreds of photos to your social network?
You may want to delete these dubious photos from your Facebook account while keeping them private. Luckily for you, the built-in Facebook tool helps you easily transfer photos and videos to any five external resources: Google Photos, Dropbox, Koofr, Photobucket, and Backblaze B2.
By uploading your files to one of these services, you can view them on any device and download them to your computer or mobile device. And when you delete your Facebook account, those photos and videos are still available on the service you selected. Let’s take a look at your options.
Forward to Google Photos
To use Google Photos (iOS and Android), you will need a Google Account. Most Android devices should already have a downloaded app. Whether in the app or on the web, Google Photos lets you view photos with photos and albums, or even personalized ones. Open Google to see which photos and videos are already stored there.
Transferring your videos works the same way from the Facebook website and app, although the first steps to access the feature vary. On the web, click the down arrow at the top right and select Settings and Privacy and then select Settings. From the app, click the hamburger icon and go to Settings & Privacy> Settings.
On the Settings screen, go to Facebook Information (Your Information in the mobile app) and select Transfer Copy of Your Information. Enter your Facebook password on the next screen and click Continue.
Select Google Images as your destination
Under General Places, select Google Images as your destination. Open Select a transfer and select which media should be included in the transfer. You can only select videos, specific dates range, or only albums or videos. After making your choice, click Next.
Click Connect to select the Google Account you wish to use, and sign in when requested. The first time you do this, you will need to give Facebook access to your Google Photos library. Click Continue. You are then redirected to Facebook and asked to confirm the transfer
Click Confirm Transfer to start the transfer. You may be asked to re-type your Facebook password. Transferring your videos starts. At the same time, you will receive an email confirming the transfer. If you wish to stop the transfer for any reason, click the Stop button. If not, just tighten it and let it continue.
After the process is complete, a notification appears on Facebook, and you will receive an email confirming the transfer. Open your Google page and go to the Albums section. You should now see several new Facebook photo albums, including timeline images, mobile uploads, and profile pictures.
Open a particular album to see its videos. After these original files have been transferred, you can repeat the process to move another set of files. So when you transfer your photos, you can transfer your videos, or vice versa.
Transfer to Dropbox
If you wish to use Dropbox to transfer, sign in to your account to view any existing photos and videos already stored there. Open Settings & Privacy> Settings in Facebook and select Your Facebook Information (Your Information in the Mobile Application) and select Transfer Copy of Your Information.
Select Dropbox from the options list and open Select Transfer to select which media to include in the transfer. You can only select photos, videos, specific dates range, or only albums or videos.
Log in to your Dropbox account when requested and select Allow to give Facebook the required Dropbox permissions. Click Start Transfer.
Go back to Dropbox, open a folder called Apps, and select a subfolder called Facebook Data Transfer. That will contain two additional subfolders, one called Image Transfer and the other Video Transfer. Browse through each of these folders to find your transferred videos.