Social networking tech giant Facebook has announced that it will allow its users to port two types of their data — Facebook posts and notes.
This, it will allow its users to directly transfer to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress.com.
The Mark Zuckerberg-led firm already allows Facebook users to transfer their photos and videos to Backblaze, Dropbox, Google Photos and Koofr.
In order to make use of the new functionality, Facebook users will have to re-enter their password before the transfer starts and encryption of data takes place before it moves between services.
Users will be able to find this option under “Your Facebook Information” > “Transfer Your Information.”
In a blog post, Steve Satterfield, director of privacy and public policy said, ”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.”