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Facebook allows users to transfer photos, videos to rival service in move that could ease antitrust concerns
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will allow users in the United States and Canada to transfer photos and videos to a rival tech platform for the first time – a step that could assuage antitrust concerns by giving users an option to easily leave the company’s services, the social media network said on Thursday.
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The tool lets Facebook users transfer data stored on its servers directly to another photo storage service, in this case, Google Photos – a feature known as data portability.
U.S. and Canadian users will be able to access the tool through their Facebook accounts starting Thursday. The function has already been launched in several countries including in Europe and Latin America.