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How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

You can import photos and videos from Facebook to your Dropbox account using the Facebook data transfer tool.

To import photos or videos from facebook.com or the Facebook mobile app:

  1. Log in to facebook.com or open the Facebook mobile app.
  2. Click the downward arrow in the top-right corner.
    • On mobile, tap the menu icon (stacked lines) at the top of the screen in the Android app, or the Facebook logo at the bottom of the screen in the iOS app.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Click Your Facebook Information.
    • On mobile, scroll to Your Facebook Information.
  6. Click Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos. You may need to re-enter your password.
  7. Click the arrow next to Choose Destination and select Dropbox from the dropdown menu.
  8. Choose whether you want to export your photos or your videos and click Next.
    • You can only export one media type at a time. If you’d like to transfer both photos and videos, complete the process for one and repeat the steps to export the other.
  9. Sign in to your Dropbox account and allow Facebook Data Transfer to access your Dropbox account.
  10. Click Confirm Transfer. All the photos or videos you’ve uploaded to Facebook will be transferred to Dropbox. You can monitor progress on the “Transfer a Copy of Your Photos and Videos” page of your Facebook settings, and Facebook will send you a notification when the transfer is complete.

Once the transfer is complete, the photos and videos you imported will be saved in a new folder in your Dropbox account. To find the folder on dropbox.com:

    to dropbox.com.
  1. Click All files in the left sidebar.
  2. Click the Apps folder.
  3. Click the Facebook Data Transfer folder.
  4. Click the Photo Transfer or Video Transfer folder. Photos and videos will be sorted by album, if applicable.

Are my photos and videos still available on Facebook?
Yes. The Facebook Data Transfer process creates copies of your files and saves them in your Dropbox account. All your photos and videos will still be available on Facebook.

Will new Facebook photos and videos automatically be backed up to Dropbox after I set up the transfer?
No. The transfer process includes all the photos or videos that exist in your Facebook account at the time you initiate the transfer. To keep your Facebook content up-to-date in Dropbox, you’ll need to import your photos and videos periodically.

Will photos and videos go to the same Dropbox folder each time?
Each time you back up your Facebook photos and videos, a new folder will be created in your Dropbox account in the Facebook Data Transfer folder. The folder will be named “Photo Transfer” or “Video Transfer”, followed by a number. All the photos or videos in your Facebook account will be copied every time you initiate a transfer.

Can I use the Facebook data transfer tool to import photos and videos to a Dropbox Business account?
No. Currently, the Facebook data transfer tool can’t be used with a Dropbox Business plan.

Will Facebook have full access to my Dropbox account?
No. When you allow Facebook Data Transfer to access your Dropbox account, Facebook will only receive permission to add files to the single Dropbox folder that contains the export.

The Dropbox mobile app allows you to create and upload files directly to your Dropbox account from your phone or tablet. Uploaded files sync everywhere you access your files in Dropbox.

How to upload photos and videos

If you don’t have camera uploads enabled, you can manually add photos to your Dropbox account. To do so:

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.
  2. Open the Dropbox folder where you’d like to store your photos.
  3. Tap the "+" (plus sign) at the bottom of your screen.
  4. Choose Upload Photos.
  5. Tap the photos you would like to upload.
  6. Tap the folder icon (Android) or Next (iOS), and select where you’d like the files to be added.
  7. Tap Set location.
  8. Tap Upload.

Note: The Dropbox app for Windows devices does not currently support video uploads. This is due to operating system limitations.

How to upload audio files

iOS users can record audio using the Dropbox mobile app and save directly to their Dropbox account. To do so:

  1. Open the Dropbox app.
  2. Tap the + (plus) icon at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Tap Record Audio.
  4. Tap the red circle to begin recording and the red square to stop recording.
  5. Select the Dropbox folder where you’d like to store your audio file.
  6. Tap Upload.

Note: The Dropbox mobile app for Windows in S mode or Android devices do not currently support audio capture.

How to upload other types of files

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.
  2. Open the Dropbox folder where you’d like to store your files.
  3. Tap the "+" (plus sign) at the bottom of your screen.
  4. Tap Upload files (Android) or Create or Upload File (iPhone/iPad).
  5. Tap Upload (Android) or Upload File (iPhone/iPad).

You can also choose to create content using Microsoft Office applications.

If your device has an SD card, you can upload files to Dropbox from there. To do so:

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.
  2. Open the Dropbox folder where you’d like to store your photos.
  3. Tap the "+" (plus sign) at the bottom of your screen.
  4. Select Upload files.
  5. Navigate to your SD card, and tap the files you’d like to upload.
  6. Tap Upload (or Open on some devices).

Note: If you can’t view your SD card when browsing for files to upload, verify that Show advanced devices is checked by tapping the menu button at the top of the screen and looking under Settings.

iPhone/iPad users can also upload other types of files using either of the following:

How to transfer your photos or videos from Facebook to Dropbox

We are going to explain you step by step how to transfer your photos or videos from Facebook to Dropbox, a process that will also help you pass them to Koofr or Google Photos if you prefer any of these services. Dropbox is one of the oldest and most used applications to save files in the cloud, so it is a good alternative to make a backup copy of your Facebook multimedia files and then download and save them locally.

Is about a process that you can do from within Facebook, without needing any kind of tool to pass photos or videos. The only thing you need, of course, is to have an account on both Facebook and Dropbox, and that your Dropbox account has enough space to store the data.

Photos and videos from Facebook to Dropbox

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

First of all, you have to enter Facebook. When you are inside, click on the menu button that you have at the top right with the icon of a down arrow. When the menu opens, click on the Settings and privacy option that will appear to you in third place.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

When you click on Settings and privacy, you will go to another page within the same window, where you will have some other different options. On this new page, click on Settings to enter the social network settings menu.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

When you enter the settings, in the Facebook settings menu, first click on the Your Facebook information section (1), which you have in the left column. Once you enter the options of your information, click on the option Transfer a copy of your photos or videos (2) to proceed to take your photos and videos to another external service.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

After choosing the option to Transfer a copy of your photos or videos, Facebook will ask you to verify your identity before being able to continue with the process. Thus, it is ensured that no one takes your photos if they have accessed a computer where you had your session started. To move on, you will have to enter your Facebook password and click on the Continue button.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

When you have entered your password and verified your identity, you will return to Facebook, to a page where you can begin to configure the process of copying photos and videos. Here, the first thing is open the Choose Destination drop-down menu and select Dropbox in the list of services. As we told you at the beginning, you can also transfer your photos to Google Photos or Koofr.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

When you select Dropbox or any other service to store your content on, now you will have to choose if you want to transfer all your photos or all your Facebook videos. You can only choose one of the two options, so if you want to go through both, you will first have to do it with photos and then with videos, for example. Once you have chosen an option, click on the Next button.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

Now a page will open where you have to log in with your Dropbox account, or with that account to which you want to copy your photos or videos from Facebook. To log in, you have to enter the email and password of your account. You also have the options to log in with Facebook, to recover your password if you forgot it, or to create a new account if you don’t have it.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

After logging in, Facebook will ask you for permissions to access your Dropbox account, and you have to click on the Allow button in order to continue with the copying process. In the permissions, it will ask you to see your personal information from Dropbox, as well as to be able to edit the folders to be able to put your photos in it.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

Once you accept the permissions, you will return to the same screen of the Facebook page where you were before. In it, the transfer will have already been configured, and you will only have click on the Confirm transfer button to start sending your photos or videos.

Now you can bring your entire photo and video libraries from Facebook into Dropbox in one fell swoop.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

Your files will transfer to Dropbox in the background – no need to keep your computer on or stare at a status bar. You’ll receive a notification when the transfer’s finished, at which point you’ll see the files in a new ‘Photo Transfer’ folder. Everything will be grouped by album, ready for you to organise whatever way works best for you. And with everything in Dropbox, you’ll have control over who exactly has access to your photos and videos. Your files will be private by default, and from there, you can share them with anyone, no one or just a few select people.

"At Dropbox, our goal is to provide products and services that make our users’ digital lives easier and less chaotic, so they can really focus on what matters”, said Jamie Young Perlman, VP of Business Development at Dropbox. “That’s why today we’re excited to partner with Facebook on a data portability tool that gives users the ability to transfer their Facebook photos and videos to Dropbox with just a few clicks. People no longer accept being locked into one service or product, and want the freedom to use the diverse tools they love. We’ll continue to look for ways to seamlessly integrate with best-in-breed products so that we can serve as the connective platform for all of today’s leading productivity tools and devices".

You can transfer your Facebook photos and videos to Dropbox starting today.

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Originally published on September 3, 2020 at 03:00AM PT:

Starting today, you can transfer your Facebook photos and videos directly to two additional services — Dropbox and Koofr — using our newest data portability tool.

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.

For almost a decade, we’ve enabled people to download their information from Facebook. Earlier this year, we rolled out a photo and video transfer tool with Google Photos and, based on feedback from users and experts, we’ve started to make it easy to transfer to other platforms.

Dropbox provides one organized place for your content and all the collaboration around it . Koofr , which is based on the root for “suitcase” in some European languages, provides safe and private online storage for all your files, all in one place.

Our photo and video transfer tool is based on code developed through the open source Data Transfer Project . You can access this tool in Facebook settings within Your Facebook Information. From there, you can now select Dropbox or Koofr, in addition to Google Photos, and we plan to expand this list soon.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

We designed this tool to optimize for privacy, security and utility. We’ll ask you to re-enter your password before the transfer starts and encrypt your data as it moves between services, so you can be confident your data will be transferred securely.

We want to continue to build data portability features people can trust. To do that, the internet needs clearer rules about what kinds of data should be portable and who is responsible for protecting that data as it moves to different services. Policymakers have a vital role to play in this. We hope this tool can advance conversations with experts, developers and policymakers on the privacy questions we identified in our data portability white paper and recent submission to the Federal Trade Commission. We know we can’t do this alone, so we encourage other companies to join the Data Transfer Project to expand options for people and push data portability innovation forward.

If you want to transfer all your Facebook photos and photo albums to your Google Drive or Dropbox accounts, this article is for you.

The other day I was trying to download and backup all my Facebook photos, videos, tagged photos and albums and found that I have a lot of files to download. These days, I don’t have broadband connection at my home so downloading all Facebook photos and videos in one shot was not the choice. Instead, its a good idea to transfer all Facebook photos to your Google Drive or Dropbox account and let these cloud services save a backup of all your Facebook photos and albums. You can sync all these photos to your computer when you get access to a Wi-Fi connection.

Here is how you can transfer or backup all Facebook photos to Google Drive or Dropbox

1. Go to the Pi.pe website and login with your Facebook account. Next, select Facebook as the source.

2. The website will now list all your Facebook photo albums, tagged photos and videos.

3. Hit “Continue” and select your destination service in the “Destination” tab. You can choose to backup Facebook photos to Google Drive or backup Facebook photos to your Dropbox account or choose to do both. But please note that you can’t do the same in one process ( or pipe, as they call it). Once you have started or initiated a pipe, you can go back and do the same for another cloud storage provider. You might like to read our earlier article – transfer Google Plus photos to your Facebook account.

4. Now you will be asked to grant permission to Pi.pe to be able to copy Facebook photos to your Google Drive or Dropbox account. Grant all the necessary permissions and you are done.

You will now see a confirmatory dialogue, saying that your backup has been scheduled.

Depending upon the size and amount of files you have chosen to backup, it might take some time for the transfer to complete. For the sake of an experiement, I choosed to move a Facebook album to my Google account and it took less than 30 minutes to finish.

Pi.pe is really a brilliant tool which can backup photos and videos from your Facebook pages as well, and not just your Facebook profile. In fact, Pi.pe is one of the easiest ways to transfer files between different cloud file storage accounts. A similar service which we have reviewed earlier is Otixo but I personally find Pi.pe easier to use.

Currently, Pi.pe supports Flickr, Facebook, Google Drive, Picasa, Dropbox, Instagram, Photobucket, MySpace and a couple of other cloud storage providers.

If you do not like this tool and you want to try something else, you can check out the following options.

Method #1: Download Facebook Information

Nowadays every website allows users to download their data to their computers or mobiles, thanks to the new privacy act. You can use that tool as a manual method to upload all Facebook photos and videos to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or anywhere else.

The good thing about this method is that you do not need to rely on a third-party tool, what most of the security concerned people do not like at all. However, it is a quite time consuming job.

To get started, you need to open your Facebook account from desktop and go to Settings. You can find an option called Your Facebook information on your left-hand side. You need to click this option. Then, click the Download your information option.

From here, you need to click the ‘Deselect all’ button, make a tick in the ‘Photos and videos’ checkbox only, select High from the Media quality drop-down menu, and click the Create File button.

You should get an email regarding the download. Facebook notify users once the file is ready to download. After downloading the file, you need to extract it. It should contain all the images and videos of your profile. Following that, you can upload them to your Google Drive, Dropbox, or any other cloud storage account.

Method #2: Use IFTTT Applet

In case, you are not familiar with IFTTT, you are missing out a lot of time saving things. No matter whether you want to do something on your phone or backup Facebook photos on Google Drive or anywhere else, you can certainly do that with the help of IFTTT. This is an automation tool that allows users to do various jobs without any manual act.

You can either create a personal applet to backup Facebook images and videos or you can opt for a ready-made applet. A ready-made IFTTT applet can be found here.

You need to allow IFTTT to access Facebook and Google Drive or Dropbox account so that it can scrap photos and import them to the cloud storage. This is a one-time setup and it would keep working until or unless you stop it manually.

Back in December, Facebook promised a new tool to help you transfer your Facebook photos and videos directly to Google Photos, then started rolling it out globally at the end of April. Now, Facebook is adding the ability to transfer your Facebook photos and videos directly to two additional services – Dropbox and Koofr.

Facebook’s newest data portability tool goes beyond the ability to download your information from the platform. This has been available to users for many years. Now, users can transfer just their photos and videos to three other platforms.

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As Steve Satterfield, Facebook’s Director of Privacy and Public Policy, explains: “Dropbox provides one organized place for your content and all the collaboration around it. Koofr, which is based on the root for ‘suitcase’ in some European languages, provides safe and private online storage for all your files, all in one place.”

The photos and video transfer tool is based on open source code from the Data Transfer Project and can be accessed in Facebook settings within “Your Facebook Information.” Users can now select Dropbox or Koofr, in addition to Google Photos, and Facebook says it plans “to expand this list soon.”

To keep users safe, Facebook will ask them to re-enter their password before starting a transfer and encrypt data as it moves between services.

Facebook says it wants “to continue to build data portability features people can trust” and it hopes tools like this can “advance conversations with experts, developers, and policymakers on the privacy questions” that it identified in a recent data portability white paper, as well as a recent submission to the Federal Trade Commission.

You can use Facebook’s official transfer tool to effortlessly export a copy of all your Facebook photos and videos to Dropbox, Google Photos and Koofr. Your data will be safely stored in those cloud accounts as individual files and you will have full control over it.

As Steve Satterfield, Facebook’s Director of Privacy and Public Policy, explains: “Dropbox provides one organized place for your content and all the collaboration around it. Koofr, which is based on the root for ‘suitcase’ in some European languages, provides safe and private online storage for all your files, all in one place.”

The Facebook data portability tool is based on code developed via Facebook’s participation in the Data Transfer Project — a collaborative effort started last year, with backing from other tech giants including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Twitter.

To access the tool, Facebook users need to navigate to the ‘Your Facebook Information’ menu and select ‘Transfer a copy of your photos and videos’. Facebook will then prompt you to re-enter your password prior to initiating the transfer. You will then be asked to select a destination service from the three on offer (Google Photos, Dropbox or Koofr) and asked to enter your password for that third party service — kicking off the transfer.

How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

Users will receive a notification on Facebook and via email when the transfer has been completed.

The encrypted transfers work from both the desktop version of Facebook or its mobile app.

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How to transfer your facebook photos and videos to dropbox

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Use the Data Transfer Project tools

The newly-expanded Data Transfer Project tool makes it easy to export all your images and videos. Of course, Facebook never does anything without an ulterior motive, and this helpful tool is no exception. By implementing this tool, Facebook attempts to appease certain politicians and regulators who have their sights set on breaking up the social media giant.

The Data Transfer Project tool worked initially with only Google Photos. Now, you have the option to export to Dropbox, which is more straightforward. I’ll use Dropbox in the steps below.

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How to transfer your videos and images

Before you start, make sure you have an active Dropbox account. You get 2GB of space free when you sign up, and you can earn more storage when you recommend others sign up.

A quick note before you get started: You can only export one media type at a time. If you’d like to transfer both photos and videos, complete the process for one and repeat the steps to export the other.

Make sure you have your Facebook password on hand before you start – you’ll be asked to input it during the process. Then, follow the instructions below:

• Log in to Facebook.com or open the Facebook mobile app.

• Click the downward arrow in the top-right corner (web) or the three-line menu at the bottom of the screen (mobile).

• Select Settings & Privacy.

• Click Settings.

• Scroll down to the Your Facebook Information section.

• Click Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos. You may need to reenter your password.

• Click the arrow next to Choose Destination and select Dropbox from the dropdown menu.

• Choose whether you want to export your photos or your videos and click Next.

• Sign in to your Dropbox account and allow Facebook Data Transfer to access your Dropbox account.

• Click Confirm Transfer.

All the photos or videos you’ve uploaded to Facebook will be transferred to Dropbox. You can monitor progress on the “Transfer a Copy of Your Photos and Videos” page of your Facebook settings, and Facebook will send you a notification when the transfer is complete.

Make sure all your memories were transferred

Once the transfer is complete, the photos and videos you imported will be saved in a new folder in your Dropbox account. To find the folder on Dropbox.com:

• Click All files in the left sidebar.

• Click the Apps folder.

• Click the Facebook Data Transfer folder.

• Click the Photo Transfer or Video Transfer folder. Photos and videos will be sorted by album, if applicable.

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