Sophie Beard posted on 10 May 2021
Facebook is now allowing users to transfer their profile posts and notes to Google Doc, Blogger and WordPress.com
Facebook has launched two new data portability types: Facebook posts and notes. Previously only photos and videos could be transferred to Backblaze, Dropbox, Google Photos and Koofr. But users can now transfer posts and notes to Google Doc, Blogger and WordPress.com to offer more control and choice for users.
To access this, visit “Your Facebook Information” within your Facebook settings and click “Transfer Your Information”. You’ll be taken through a series of steps to securely transfer your data, including re-entering your password. The steps are highlighted in a useful guide below, also available as a PDF from Facebook.
On future plans, Facebook says: “We plan to continue expanding our data types and partners in the future. However, the ecosystem we are building to support data portability will not come to fruition without regulation that clarifies which data should be made portable and who is responsible for protecting data once it has been transferred. We hope that today’s updates can help advance conversations with policymakers, developers and experts about these issues.”