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Facebook Unveils New Feature That Lets Users Directly Transfer Images to Google Photos

The "Data Transfer Project" reportedly also includes firms like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, among others

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Facebook has said it is starting with Google Photos initially but other services could be included in the future. Pixabay

Giving more power to its users, Facebook on Monday rolled out a feature that lets them transfer images directly to Google Photos. The tool is initially being released in Ireland and will be available globally in the first half of 2020.

The photo transfer tool the firm is starting to roll out is based on code developed through its participation in the open-source “Data Transfer Project”.

“Today, we’re releasing a tool that will enable Facebook users to transfer their Facebook photos and videos directly to other services, starting with Google Photos,” Steve Satterfield, Director of Privacy and Public Policy, wrote in a post.

According to the social networking giant, if users share data with one service, they should be able to move it to another. That’s the principle of data portability, which gives people control and choice while also encouraging innovation.

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Giving more power to its users, Facebook on Monday rolled out a feature that lets them transfer images directly to Google Photos. The tool is initially being released in Ireland and will be available globally in the first half of 2020. Wikimedia Commons

“We are currently testing this tool, so we will continue refining it based on feedback from people using it as well as from our conversations with stakeholders,” Satterfield noted.

The “Data Transfer Project” reportedly also includes firms like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, among others.

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Facebook has said it is starting with Google Photos initially but other services could be included in the future. (IANS)

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Microsoft Mobile Apps to Take Mobile Productivity on Next Level

Productivity features like Play My Emails will let users listen to their inbox as if it were a podcast, and "Read Aloud" will serve a similar function in Word and Office apps

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According to the company Microsoft, its Apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive will now all share common design elements and look far more similar. Pixabay

Microsoft has given a facelift to its Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps.

Designed with Microsoft’s Fluent Design system, the changes are meant to “take mobile productivity to the next level,” according to the tech giant.

The apps now have a more consistent visual design, which includes new app icons, splash screens, cards, typography and more.

Productivity features like Play My Emails will let users listen to their inbox as if it were a podcast, and “Read Aloud” will serve a similar function in Word and Office apps, Engadget has recently reported.

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Microsoft has given a facelift to its Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps. Pixabay

According to the company, its apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive will now all share common design elements and look far more similar.

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Even Yammer, Teams, and Planner are getting new versions as well. (IANS)