Transfer Facebook Photos To Google Drive Or Dropbox account
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.