Facebook has introduced two new data probability types to give users more control over their data. Facebook posts and notes are examples of this.
Facebook users will be able to transfer their status updates and notes to other services such as Google Docs, Blogger, and WordPress using the new tool. Facebook users should be aware that only their notes and messages will be transferred, not their posts’ comments. Before the transfer begins, Facebook will ask users to re-enter their password to ensure that data between the two services is encrypted.
The social media platform renames “Transfer Your Information” tool that better reflects the range of data types that individuals are now able to transfer to their partners.
“We’re introducing two new data portability types, Facebook posts, and notes. People can now directly transfer their notes and posts to Google Docs, Blogger, and WordPress.com,” the company said in a blog post.“These updates extend the reach of the tool that already enables people to transfer their photos and videos to Backblaze, Dropbox, Google Photos and Koofr,” it said.
How to use it?
- The tool can be found in the Facebook settings.
- Navigate to “Your Facebook Information” and click “Transfer Your Information.”
- To confirm, re-enter your Facebook password.
- Follow the steps stated in the Facebook prompts.
- Users can select one of the available services to assist in the secure transfer of data.
- After selecting the data to be transferred, confirm the transfer.
- Keep in mind that while transferring posts and notes, users will be unable to include comments from Facebook friends or posts left on their Facebook page by their friends.
- According to Facebook, before the transfer begins, users must re-enter their password and encrypt their data.
Facebook is attempting to take the lead on this, with the goal of implementing official rules. However, it appears that, eventually, all of your digital data will be made available, in some form, under official regulation and ruling.